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The hottest business car news and company car news including new car launches, company car CO2 emission and tax information plus legislation and tax changes, business car management information and the latest in business car leasing news.

Manager checking a driver licence record onlineAccess to driver licence records opened up to small business fleet

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 July 2014

THE Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced employers will soon be able to check the validity of employees’ driving licences for free via its online service. Fleet decision-maker organisation, ACFO, is claiming work with the DVLA in the development of its Share My Driving Record (SMDR) web-based service has led to the victory… Read more…

Jaguar, XE, front designJaguar promises 75 MPG for new 3-Series rival

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 29 July 2014

JAGUAR has been teasing us, with a few more details about its forthcoming XE, a rival for the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class – and it looks as though the Jaguar XE is already shaping up as a winner on the MPG and CO2 fronts, which should attract plenty of attention from company car drivers. The… Read more…

Boris Johnson with Tesla roadsterExtra £10 diesel tax hits companies using diesels in London

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 29 July 2014

AN extra daily £10 diesel tax will be slapped on diesel powered vehicles entering London in a bid to lower pollution levels. The charge will be on top of the normal congestion zone charge for central London under proposals being considered by mayor of London Boris Johnson. And several other major UK cities blighted by poor… Read more…

Porsche, Cayenne, Hybrid, actionHybrid highlight for revised Porsche Cayenne line-up

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 28 July 2014

PORSCHE has updated the Cayenne with a series of styling tweaks and efficiency measures designed to keep its big SUV fresh for a bit longer – but the big news is the arrival of a new plug-in hybrid version, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, a first among luxury SUVs. At the front of the Porsche Cayenne,… Read more…

Toyota, Auris, fleetIgnition launches iFleet on-line fleet risk management tool

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 July 2014

THE iFleet on-line tool, which helps business fleets of all sizes to assess the risks of taking on new contracts has been launched by Ignition. Six years in development, Ignition has budgeted £250,000, to create this iFleet fleet risk management system. Ignition’s iFleet claims to be suitable for companies and fleets of any size and configuration…. Read more…

BMW, X4, parkedBMW launches mid-size X4 Sport SUV

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 25 July 2014

BMW has launched its first mid-sized Sport SUV, the X4. The BMW X4 is best thought of as a smaller sister to the X6, an SUV aimed more overtly at keen drivers than the mainstream X3 and X5 – or as BMW puts it, it is designed to combine “the hallmark features of the BMW… Read more…

Skoda, Yeti, Black, EditionA black day for Skoda means more kit for customers

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 23 July 2014

SKODA has launched eight new model variants in a single day – with every model getting a “Black Edition” special edition, from the nippy little Citigo to the big Superb hatch and estate. As the name suggests, the new Skoda Black Edition cars will be available with black exterior paintwork, although less obviously, white paint… Read more…

man, looking, stressed,Broker versus direct: Which makes more sense?

Story: Guest blog submitted by Will Hope | Posted 23 July 2014

This content was provided on behalf of Onesure Insurance IF you run a business that involves cars, vans or other vehicles, then you’ll be all too familiar with the stress that comes once a year with searching for a new motor trade policy. There are dozens of adverts on TV these days, and a huge number… Read more…

Three executives working on laptop.CDFIs provide source of company car asset finance for SMEs

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 23 July 2014

IF YOUR small business has been rejected by traditional bank institutions for asset finance – such as car finance to purchase new company cars – then here’s another source: alternative business funding. It’s a funding portal that has signed up another new source of finance: 40 Community Development Finance Institutions. Simply known as CDFIs, this… Read more…

Small, Fleet, Leasing, LogoWho wants to win Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year?

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 23 July 2014

BUSINESS CAR MANAGER is launching the Small Fleet Leasing Awards 2014 today (23 July 2014). The business motoring website, dedicated to the small business and SME sector, is searching for a new Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year. As well as this, there are seven categories that small fleet leasing companies can enter. They cover: Best… Read more…