The future’s electric

Fleet Operations managing director Richard Hipkiss examines the UK’s EV charging infrastructure. Is it keeping pace with our drive to zero emissions? Electric boom  In the last decade, everything went free. Dairy free, gluten free, meat and plastic free to name but a few.  ‘Free-from’ became the buzz word of the nation and brands were born, … Continue reading “The future’s electric”

What does the 2018 Budget mean for you?

An ‘at a glance’ summary for fleet operators… The Autumn Statement had been widely anticipated to be the most significant in recent times for the fleet sector. It wasn’t as far-reaching as many had expected, however – and as some had hoped. But what does Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget mean for you, your fleet and … Continue reading “What does the 2018 Budget mean for you?”

What will be Hammond’s ‘Budget rabbit’ to help fleet operators?

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director at Fleet Operations, considers the impact of cutting subsidies for greener vehicles and calls on government to help fleets in the forthcoming Budget. The pressure is mounting on Chancellor Philip Hammond to pull a rabbit out the hat in his Autumn Statement to ease the financial burden facing fleet operators. Giving … Continue reading “What will be Hammond’s ‘Budget rabbit’ to help fleet operators?”

The long and winding road to WLTP

The transition to the WLTP emissions testing regime is proving far from straightforward and uncertainty reigns. Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director at Fleet Operations, outlines the state of play and the steps fleet businesses should be taking. An automotive stampede ensued to register cars under the old NEDC emissions regulations, ahead of the September 1 deadline. … Continue reading “The long and winding road to WLTP”

Join us at Fleet Live 2018

Fleet Operations would like to invite you to join us at the Fleet Live exhibition on Tuesday 9th October & Wednesday 10th October 2018 at Birmingham NEC Arena. What is Fleet Live? Fleet Live is the UK’s leading event for the fleet management community, and the definitive event for company car decision makers. Who will … Continue reading “Join us at Fleet Live 2018”

Fleet Operations launches mid-term leasing service

LightLease, a new market-leading mid-term vehicle lease solution, has been launched by leading outsourced fleet management provider Fleet Operations. The service enables businesses to lease a broad range of vehicles, from 90 days to 12 months, bridging the gap between short-term rental and longer-term contract hire. “We have responded to a growing market demand for … Continue reading “Fleet Operations launches mid-term leasing service”

A new tax era for company car drivers

2020 will usher in a new regime for calculating Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and company car benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax. Fleet Operations outlines the key changes and how you will be affected. Emissions testing: what has changed? A new method for measuring car fuel economy and emissions was introduced in September last year, designed to more … Continue reading “A new tax era for company car drivers”

Fleet Operators Warned Not to be Underprepared for GDPR…

The data protection stakes are higher than ever and all employees should bear some of the burden for ensuring organisations remain compliant. Given the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), devolving all responsibility to a single data controller is unlikely to be sufficient if companies are to remain compliant. Instead, cultural change … Continue reading “Fleet Operators Warned Not to be Underprepared for GDPR…”

The Budget 2017: What You Need to Know

What does Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget mean for you, your fleet and the wider fleet automotive industry? Below we’ve summarised the key points that may impact you. Fuel duty The news: Fuel duty for 2018/19 has been frozen. Action stations: Fleet operators should still be reviewing their long-term fuel strategies as the Chancellor gives with … Continue reading “The Budget 2017: What You Need to Know”

Scale of the Garda’s Falsification of Traffic Convictions ‘Staggering’

Senior Gardai police officers have confirmed this week that accusations made by a whistle-blower and the leader of the Irish Labour Party concerning the falsification of drink driving offences are true. The Gardai has been forced to admit that just under a million recorded drink driving tests did not actually take place. From 2011 to 2016 the … Continue reading “Scale of the Garda’s Falsification of Traffic Convictions ‘Staggering’”