• Newly-elected government to drive fleets and drivers further along the ‘green’ road

    The newly-elected minority Conservative government will continue to drive businesses and company car and van drivers further along the ‘green’ road as ministers seek to ‘clean-up’ the UK’s vehicle population. In recent years, the government’s vehicle-related tax strategy – company car benefit-in-kind tax, Vehicle Excise Duty and capital allowances – has aimed to incentivise the […]
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  • Michelin rejects 3mm legal tyre tread depth call arguing 1.6mm is ‘safe’

    Michelin has rejected calls from industry experts for an increase in the minimum legal tread depth for tyres from 1.6mm to 3mm. The tyre manufacturer says there is “no link” between tread depths at 1.6mm and increasing accident rates and highlighted that changing tyres at 3mm would cost fleets money and increase carbon emissions – […]
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  • New data protection legislation to shake-up fleet operations

    Employers must prepare themselves for the May 25, 2018 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will have a potentially significant impact across organisations, and particularly for fleets. GDPR builds on existing data protection legislation with a particular focus on digitalisation and technology. Core to the 1998 Data Protection Act are eight data […]
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  • Euro6 diesel company cars have a place on fleets with RV experts unmoved by media hysteria

    There is nothing wrong with today’s Euro6 diesel engined cars, which are a “world away” from models of just five years ago and compared with 10 or 15 years ago they are “completely different”. That’s the view of residual value experts as diesel, the favourite fuel of fleets since the introduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) […]
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  • Fleet diesel dominance to decline as government publishes air quality plans

    Diesel’s share of the UK new car market is set to decline as fleets take a more “open-minded approach” to petrol-engined cars and demand for plug-in and hybrid models increases under pressure from potential tax changes and introduction of a network of Clean Air Zones in towns and cities nationwide. Clear Air Zones are expected […]
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  • Fleets to face big changes if MoT regulations are revised

    The government is now considering responses to its proposal to extend the time when cars and vans require a first MoT from three to four years – although there are demands that large vans are tested annually. Any changes could have far-reaching implications for fleets in terms of both operating costs and an even greater […]
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  • London to introduce Ultra-Low Emission Zone in April 2019

    The world’s first Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from April 8, 2019 – 17 months earlier than the previously announced September 7, 2020 start date. Fleet operators should check the emission standards of their current vehicles – particularly ensuring that replacement programmes mean Euro6 diesel emission standards will be met […]
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  • Taking a car abroad on holiday this summer: the rules have changed

    Many company car drivers will be taking to continental roads this summer as they take their families on summer holidays and, depending on countries being visited, new rules have come into force. New European Union regulations mean member states, including the UK, have to share information on drivers relating to traffic offences – with significant […]
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  • No Brexit tariff-free trade deal could trigger huge increase in vehicle and component costs

    A failure by the government to secure a tariff-free trade deal as it negotiates the UK’s exit from the European Union will increase the price of new cars and vans by thousands of pounds and also raise the cost of replacement parts. “Some £1,500” could be added to the cost of every new car sold […]
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  • Highest Accolade for Cancer Charity Hope for Tomorrow

    Winner of Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation Cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, which launched the world’s first Mobile  Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) in 2007, has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category. The Award, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, was made in recognition of Hope for Tomorrow’s achievements since […]
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