The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators

Turning the topic of conversation to politics is normally a social faux pas. But in business, politics plays a pivotal role in decision-making from budget forecasting and sales strategy to HR provision and environmental policies. So while you may be bored of Brexit, the general election is the next political pantomime set to dominate the … Continue reading “The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators”

Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers

Freeze on BIK and zero per cent EV rate helps businesses plan with confidence It’s been a long time coming – and many would say long overdue – but the Treasury has finally published its response to its ‘Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes’. The announcement is a welcome one that will benefit close on … Continue reading “Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers”

Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks past the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to consider what next in the drive to cut air pollution. The critics have been out in force in the advent of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Fleet, motoring and business organisations, from … Continue reading “Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?”

Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?

As the UK Parliament continues to grapple with the Brexit challenge, we are left to second guess what the future might hold in store. Numerous possible Brexit permutations still lay on the horizon for the UK – from a further vote on the Prime Minister’s deal or renegotiation with the EU to no Brexit at … Continue reading “Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?”

The Brexit conundrum: what might it mean for your fleet?

As the UK Parliament continues to grapple with the Brexit challenge, businesses the length and breadth of the UK are left to second guess what the future might hold in store. Numerous possible Brexit permutations still lay on the horizon for the UK – from further votes on the Prime Minister’s deal or renegotiation with … Continue reading “The Brexit conundrum: what might it mean for your fleet?”

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”

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…”