The Business Motoring Week January 12 2018
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Scandalised woman at diesel company car tax going up

Budget clobbers company car drivers

The decision to add an additional 1% to the tax bill of diesel company car drivers is nothing less than outrageous. What’s happened to ‘stable government’? What happened to three years’ notice before changes were made to company car tax? Blown about by public outcry over diesel emissions.

Now don’t get me wrong: local air quality is critical. But Euro6 engined diesels are not the culprits in this case. The Chancellor has misunderstood the issues.

Read more here: Company car drivers given scandalous treatment in the Budget

And then what about the additional road tax?

Jonathan NolanI was talking to Jonathan Nolan (left), general manager of leasing broker UK Carline. He told me:

“Under the new rules, new diesel car owners could face a £500 increase when taxing their vehicle in the first year. It will certainly be interesting to see how much of the new tax goes towards the clean-air fund as outlined in the Budget, when so little revenue from VED currently goes towards our roads.”

Read more about the Budget issues facing car leasing and company car drivers in 800,000 drivers face £70m diesel company car tax hike

First time van driver

Have you driven a van before?

Black Friday…Cyber Monday…run up to Christmas when deliveries are at a premium. Rental company Nexus says its seen a 10% increase in van rentals this year.

Now, while vans are becoming more car-like to drive, they are different. How different if you’re new to driving a van. Here’s some great tips for first time van drivers.

Porsche on demand Panamera with businesswoman

Porsche moves mobility upmarket

I was intrigued by this – using the ride-hailing app Gett, you can use an on-demand service in the capital calling upon 100 Porsche cars with fully-trained drivers. Prices start from £20. More here: Porsche on demand powered by Gett app gives new line in upmarket mobility

Martin Brown and Fleet Alliance - Leasing Broker of the Year

The best car and van leasing brokers

If you’re in the market for a new car or van lease then look up these winners of the Leasing Broker Awards, run by the Leasing Broker Federation. They are the best in the business. Period. Click here

A new website

Finally, I hope you like our new-look Business Car Manager website. But this is only part one. We have more in development in part, including a special leasing offers section.

 

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