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SMEs could be hard hit by new accounting standard

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the new proposals for lease accounting, businesses will be required in the future to account for all of their lease and rental arrangements on their balance sheets – this includes operating leases. According … Read More »

TRACKER launches new traffic and travel service

7 years ago / 0 comments

In fact, data from TRACKER highlights the extent to which firms have been hit by "the big freeze", showing that there has been up to a 32% reduction on journeys by business drivers trying … Read More »

Manage vehicle recalls with ease

7 years ago / 0 comments

The news is particularly meaningful in the light of Toyota's global multi-million vehicle recall, which includes some 1.8 million vehicles in Europe and around 200,000 in the UK, due to problems with potentially defective … Read More »

Wraps come off new Megane Coupe-Cabriolet

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new model joins the Mégane as the sixth body type and builds on the strengths of its predecessor with features including a large, folding glass roof and a raft of user-friendly equipment. The … Read More »

BMW and PSA extend cooperation

7 years ago / 0 comments

The two carmakers have also confirmed that they are looking for other possible areas to work together in at a systems and component level. Norbert Reithofer, BMW chairman, said: ‘We have always been very … Read More »

Call for entries for road safety awards

7 years ago / 0 comments

Launched last year, the initiative on Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees (PRAISE) looks to increase road safety in the work context. The project aims to "praise" best practices in … Read More »

New ''urban-friendly'' Sportage

7 years ago / 0 comments

Longer, lower and wider than the current model, the new Sportage will offer more space for people and cargo, with improved ride quality thanks to a longer wheelbase. Michael Cole, managing director of Kia … Read More »

Van drivers still using mobile phones

7 years ago / 0 comments

IAM Fleet and Drive & Survive are calling on transport managers to clamp down on mobile phone usage behind the wheel following the publication of yesterday's (4 February) official figures for mobile phone use … Read More »

CEE markets provide warning to West

7 years ago / 0 comments

As the regional effects of the wider economic crisis were compounded by rising taxes and a lack of Western-style incentive schemes, less than one million cars were sold in CEE in 2009, a 28.1% … Read More »

Corporate sector must take up slack

7 years ago / 0 comments

The SMMT data for last month showed that registrations for both fleets and the sub-25 business sector were up, backed up by a 29.8% rise in overall new car registrations to 145,479 units. David … Read More »

High levels of kit as standard

7 years ago / 0 comments

All of the models feature, as standard, air conditioning, Bluetooth and reverse parking sensors. In addition, Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay Enterprise models now feature further enhanced specification. Berlingo and Dispatch Enterprise models both have … Read More »

Fleet registrations rise in January

7 years ago / 0 comments

Figures from the SMMT show that a total of 72,726 vehicles were registered to fleets last month, up 24.4% on the figure of 58,446 for January 2009. And a total of 7,638 units were … Read More »

Kier Harlow sets safety example

7 years ago / 0 comments

The latest recruitment brings the total number of business champions to just under 40. They are used by the Government-backed "Driving for Better Business" campaign, which is delivered by RoadSafe, to promote the financial, … Read More »

Truck registrations still hard hit

7 years ago / 0 comments

The latest figures from the SMMT show that there were 13,099 registrations last month for the market as a whole, down 11.4% on the total for January 2008 and 34.5% for the rolling year. … Read More »

Lombard boss joins Carsite

7 years ago / 0 comments

A retail financial services professional, with extensive general insurance and asset finance experience, Mr Banister was responsible for bringing clarity to the benefits of personal leasing to the UK new car buyer at Lombard, … Read More »

4×4 values reach record levels

7 years ago / 0 comments

BCA communications director Tony Gannon commented: ‘Nothing makes four-wheel drive more attractive than a dusting of snow around the UK and the severe weather we have had in recent weeks will have convinced many … Read More »

Fleet & Lease values on the up again

7 years ago / 0 comments

This halted a three-month reverse that had taken £825 off the average value. Performance against CAP Clean also improved, up for the second month running and rising by over a point to 96.64%. Fleet … Read More »

Stay one step ahead of new VED regime

7 years ago / 0 comments

From this date, new cars will be subject to a new first-year VED rate, based on CO2 emissions and commonly referred to as a "showroom tax". This showroom tax will see cars with emissions … Read More »

New Movano built for practicality

7 years ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall says that the Movano is also an excellent base for conversions and will be available ex-works as a tipper, dropside and box van. The modular platform, developed jointly with Renault, comes with front … Read More »

Sales up 10.4% at Kwik-Fit Fleet

7 years ago / 0 comments

A large part of Kwik-Fit Fleet's sales growth has been the result of companies running their fleet vehicles for longer, leading to increased demand for replacement parts, including tyres The company also benefited as … Read More »