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March 2017 Budget highlights (12.03.2017)
BVRLA briefing – Summer Budget 2017

Partial reprieve for salary sacrifice (23.11.2016)
The fleet industry has won a partial reprieve on salary sacrifice, with ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) being excluded from changes announced today in the autumn statement.

VW publishes FAQs on defeat device fixes (23.05.2016)
Volkswagen has published some frequently asked questions about its plans to carry out service actions for vehicles fitted with defeat devices.

Government concludes its inquiry into emissions tests (28.04.2016)
Vehicles tested by the UK government showed no evidence of car manufacturers apart from the VW Group - fitting devices to defeat the emissions test programme.

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter? (25.03.2016)
Passenger Car Diesel Particulate Filter

Budget Guide 2016 (22.03.2016)
This year’s Budget exemplified how George Osborne is stuck between competing forces.

Lease or Buy a new car/van? (25.05.2015)
Key questions to ask yourself, to help you decide whether to lease or buy a new car/van

DVLA abolish counterpart drivers licence (24.05.2015)
Employers will have access to a new electronic licence-checking service a month before the paper counterpart is abolished on June 8.

Budget 2015: Company car tax hike and a fuel duty freeze for fleets (19.03.2015)
Company car drivers will face a three percentage point year-on-year hike in their company car tax from 2019/20.

UK new car registrations reach a 10-year high in 2014, says SMMT (9.01.2015)
THE SMMT has revealed that almost 2.5 million cars were registered in the UK in 2014 – the most in a calendar year since 2004.

Rental and leasing industry to support driverless car market (5.08.2014)
UK cities have been invited to bid for a share of a £10m government fund to host a driverless cars trial, with the first autonomous vehicle services expected to be up and running next year.

Government fleets awarded £5 million funding for plug-in vehicles (19.07.2014)
Government car fleets are to be provided with £5m funding to introduce plug-in cars and vans, transport minister Baroness Kramer has announced.

Budget 2014 (21.03.2014)
Company car tax changes The appropriate percentage of list price subject to tax will increase by 2 percentage points for cars emitting more than 75 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre (gCO2/km), to a maximum of 37%, in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Paper tax disc abolished (9.12.2013)
The government used its Autumn Statement to announce the abolition of the paper tax disc, which is set to disappear from October 2014.

HMRC announces changes to advisory fuel rates (30.08.2013)
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has increased some petrol and diesel Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs), while reducing two out of the three LPG bands.

Corporate Manslaughter Act has 'made no difference' (31.07.2013)
The threat of the Corporate Manslaughter Act has made absolutely no difference to fleets and employees driving for business, according to risk experts.

Make the most of your tax allowances before April (13.03.2013)
IF you’re thinking of changing your car, now’s the time to do it, and take advantage of more generous tax allowances before the April tax changes. The savings can be impressive.

Thousands of drivers caught drink driving over Christmas (21.01.2013)
Statistics from the Association of Chief Police Officers reveal 7,123 drivers were caught risking lives by driving over the limit during December across England and Wales, approximately the same as the number as last year.

Insurance premiums rise for speed awareness course attendees (17.12.2012)
An investigation by BBC 5 Live has revealed that insurers may increase premiums for drivers who have opted to attended a speed awareness course after being caught speeding instead of accepting points on their licence.

BMW builds the most reliable company cars (7.11.2012)
BMW produces the most reliable company cars in the UK, according to a survey of the 50 largest contract hire and leasing companies.

Mercedes-Benz investigated by OFT (4.07.2012)
The Office for Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a Statement of Objections alleging that Mercedes-Benz and five dealers of Mercedes-Benz trucks and vans have infringed competition law.

Driverless cars will soon be a reality (8.05.2012)
Driverless cars will soon be a reality on the roads of Nevada after the state approved America's first self-driven vehicle licence.

Euro NCAP names safest cars (21.02.2012)
Crash test authority Euro NCAP has named the safest cars of the past year following the publication of its results for 2011.

EU tyre-labelling system to put pressure on costs (26.01.2012)
Fleets could see both the cost of tyres and their admin workload rise following the introduction of a new EU tyre-labelling system.

Government announces new electric van grant (18.01.2012)
The Government has renewed its commitment to ultra-low carbon vehicles.

Ford closes gap between P11D and transaction price (17.10.2011)
Ford’s policy of reducing the level of discounts offered to fleets by setting P11D prices at more realistic levels is set to continue.

Drivers decry Fuel Rates but still visit motorway services (7.10.2011)
The majority of company car drivers say advisory fuel rates (AFRs) still do not adequately cover the cost incurred when driving on company business.

Survey reveals three in 10 drivers text at the wheel (28.09.2011)
Three in 10 drivers (28%) texts at the wheel and one in 13 (8%) do this at least once a week.

UK's uninsured driving hotspots identified (14.09.2011)
Despite the overall drop in uninsured driving in the last five years, the rate of progress to reduce the UK's level of uninsured driving is being held back, according to new figures.

THE two millionth MINI has driven off the production line (6.09.2011)
THE two millionth Mini has driven off the production line at Oxford by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Government could raise speed limit (21.03.2011)
Transport secretary Philip Hammond is considering raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph in order to shorten journey times and boost the economy.

New BMW brand for electric vehicles (2.03.2011)
BMW has confirmed that it will launch two electric vehicles in 2013 under a new branding simply called i.

Daytime running lights (14.02.2011)
All new cars and vans produced after 7 February 2011 will come equipped with daytime running lights.

Mini to launch Cooper SD (8.02.2011)
Mini is to introduce the most powerful diesel model to its line-up this spring. Powered by the new 2.0-litre 143hp, which will be available in Hatch, Convertible, Clubman and Countryman bodystyles.

Chancellor set for U-turn on fuel duty (2.02.2011)
Chancellor George Osborne looks set to bow to pressure by scrapping the fuel duty rise due to come into force in April.

The New Ford Focus (31.01.2011)
This Focus, according to Ford, is a truly global car. Up to 80% of its components will be common to cars in all 120 markets it will be sold in globally, and it will be build in six factories.

Flat batteries most common cause of winter breakdowns (18.01.2011)
Following a 40 % increase in vehicles requiring replacement batteries, the RAC is warning fleet motorists

Industry announcement affects personal car leases (16.06.2009)
Important info to read if you're looking to take out a personal car lease in the near future.

Gap insurance – what is it and do you need it? (20.05.2009)
This article will help you understand if you need Gap insurance when leasing a car or van.

First sight of all-new Vauxhall Astra (18.05.2009)
New Focus rival from Vauxhall - on sale from December 09

Should I lease or Contract Hire my new car? (6.05.2009)
Unsure of the difference between car leasing and Contract Hire.

How to find a good car leasing company (30.04.2009)
Advice on how to find a reputable and trustworthy car leasing company.

How long should you lease a car for? (29.04.2009)
Why do the length of car leases vary - and how do they affect you?

High mileage leasing - a good option? (21.04.2009)
Do you have reservations because of the high mileage you drive?

Business car leasing & the new corporation tax (17.03.2009)
How will the new tax rules, coming into effect in just 2 weeks, affect leasing costs?

PCP vs PCH (16.03.2009)
Thinking about a personal car lease? Know the differences between PCP and PCH?

Why leasing makes sense (16.03.2009)
See how much you could save - Compare the differences between buying and leasing

Volvo SUV below new emission tax break (13.03.2009)
Volvo is the first premium SUV car maker to get its model below the 160g/km emission tax break.

Advice: Be wary of 'unlimited mileage' deals (12.03.2009)
'Unlimited mileage' deals may sound great, but are they too good to be true?

Coming out of your company car scheme (23.02.2009)
Top tips on what you need to consider to get the most out of your car allowance

When should you think about renewing your car lease? (11.02.2009)
Don't assume that your preferred vehicle will be in stock - this often isn't the case

5 biggest mistakes people make when leasing (20.01.2009)
Before signing up to any deal, read this article

Don't get caught out with Biodiesel (19.01.2009)
Don't make the costly error of filling up with biodiesel instead of normal diesel

Key questions to ask when leasing (12.01.2009)
Before you sign, make sure you know the answers to these questions

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March 2017 Budget highlights

BVRLA briefing – Summer Budget 2017 read more

Partial reprieve for salary sacrifice

The fleet industry has won a partial reprieve on salary sacrifice, with ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) being excluded from changes announced today in the autumn statement. read more

VW publishes FAQs on defeat device fixes

Volkswagen has published some frequently asked questions about its plans to carry out service actions for vehicles fitted with defeat devices. read more

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