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Natalie Middleton

Employers blind to the danger…

4 years ago / 0 comments

Even if a corporate manslaughter charge was upheld because an employee had driven with poor eyesight and caused a fatal accident, not one of the employers questioned thought this would raise the priority of … Read More »

BVRLA to campaign for increase in VAT reclaim rate for lease rental charges

4 years ago / 0 comments

Since 1995, businesses have been able to reclaim 50% of the VAT incurred on the finance element of a car leasing agreement, reflecting the business use of company cars. This is done under a … Read More »

Renault does a 180 on brand strategy to boost sales

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has said that it is now looking to find a niche somewhere between premium and mainstream brands, using its Dacia brand to fill in at the lower end of the market. Global … Read More »

Land Cruiser takes Glass’s top RV spot

4 years ago / 0 comments

The data from the used car price expert shows that the 4.5 D-4D auto Land Cruiser has achieved an RV figure of 73.4% of its original list price for the ’59-plate model with an … Read More »

Fleets urged to take lessons from 2012 MPG Marathon

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 30 competitors in the MPG Marathon achieved an average 16% improvement over the published fuel consumption figures for their vehicles, with two teams even managing to achieve over 100 MPG in the event, … Read More »

Tax and cost-efficient Hybrid to take lion’s share of fleet sales for new Toyota Auris

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet World motoring editor Alex Grant has reported back from the launch that the Hybrid will take 60% of UK company car sales when it goes on sale from December 3rd. The boost in engine … Read More »

Asda move back into company cars is no-brainer

4 years ago / 0 comments

The supermarket giant has announced that its company car fleet has grown rapidly by 76% over the last 2 years, following a shift from colleagues taking a cash allowance to entering the company car … Read More »

AFR rate freeze re-emphasises need for fuel claims review

4 years ago / 0 comments

The latest rates, used to reimburse company car drivers for corporate mileage, are effective from 1 December and valid for three months. Petrol and diesel rates have been frozen for the last six months … Read More »

Latest European new car sales show signs of hope

5 years ago / 0 comments

According to the latest analysis from JATO Dynamics, Europe’s new car sales declined by 4.6% in October, and 7.2% year-to-date compared to last year. Great Britain recorded the largest rise in sales out of … Read More »

Defleeting: 16 ways to better remarketing

5 years ago / 0 comments

1… Act quickly Manheim Remarketing’s operations director Chris Cush reckons it makes sense to inspect the vehicle in advance of the end of the contract. For example, Manheim’s Inspection Services team inspects over 40,000 … Read More »

Big player gains competitive advantage with CALMS franchise front-end

5 years ago / 0 comments

The system, replacing legacy software, went live in February 2012 and covers a full portfolio of products, from contract hire to leasing and HP, all through a self-serve portal. A major advantage is the … Read More »

White Clarke Group sponsors auto industry’s BEN Book of Numbers

5 years ago / 0 comments

The report, which boasts White Clarke Group as its headline sponsor, is edited by Professor Cooke and comprises an extensive five-year review of everything from new and used car markets to fleet and business, … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Estate BlueMotion 1.6 TDI 105PS

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £21,925 Fuel: 65.7mpg CO2: 113g/km   The first car manufacturer to launch a separate eco label, VW has made a lot of headway with its BlueMotion line-up since the launch … Read More »

Fleets advised to review fuel claims policy following AFR rate freeze

5 years ago / 0 comments

The rates, which are used to reimburse company car drivers for business mileage, are to be held at the same level as the last quarter despite rising fuel prices. In its latest fuel price … Read More »

White Clarke Group sponsors automotive industry's "Book of Numbers"

5 years ago / 0 comments

The publication, edited by Professor Peter Cooke, is the industry’s definitive annual review, offering a unique insight into the statistics and trends for key sectors in the UK and European automotive industries. The report … Read More »

Sticking point

5 years ago / 0 comments

For many commercial fleets, the idea of running their vehicles without using a livery would be simply laughable.  Liveries can provide a valuable way of acquainting people with your brand and, in particular, promoting … Read More »

Audi A1 Sportback

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE From £13,980 – £21,270  FUEL 47.9 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 139g/km There’s always a lot of talk of company car drivers downsizing, but at what point do they decide to … Read More »

HITACHI CAPITAL APPOINTS NEW DIVISONAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

5 years ago / 0 comments

The appointment comes at a time of successful growth for the company and whilst Robert will focus on expanding the car business, Simon Oliphant, chief executive officer, will retain overall responsibility for the Group, … Read More »

Multi-million-pound investment in vehicles by Motiva Group

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Stoke-on-Trent group has bought more than 150 cars, vans and trucks from North Staffordshire franchises over the last six months. These have been added to the rental portfolio the business runs under the … Read More »

Concept Vehicle Leasing targets SMEs with new products

5 years ago / 0 comments

The new products include the “Switch to Lease” service, which provides a seamless method for companies wishing to switch from traditional outright purchase methods to contract hire or other forms of leasing. In addition … Read More »


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