ACFO looking to start green vehicle tax talks with new Government
With the newly formed Government scheduled to announce its Parliamentary legislative programme in a Queen's Speech due to be held on Tuesday 25 May and an emergency Budget statement due on 22 June, ACFO says that it is anxious that its long-established influential dialogue with a wide cross-section of Whitehall departments continues.
Speaking at ACFO's annual AGM and conference, chairman Julie Jenner said: ''The previous Government laid out a programme of tax incentives for five years, but that timescale is already being eaten into and electric vehicle availability remains very much in its infancy. With many manufacturers not planning to launch electric vehicles until late in 2011, 2012 or beyond, we need clarity on how long incentives will be in place for and, ideally, the timescale extended to ensure maximum take-up whilst bearing in mind fleet operating lifecycles and product availability.
'We will be looking to meet with the new ministerial teams at HM Treasury and the Department for Transport to discuss their strategy and submit our views at the earliest opportunity.'
In addition to HM Treasury and the Department for Transport, ACFO says it is seeking to continue its involvement with a wide range of other Government bodies including: HM Revenue and Customs, the DVLA and the Highways Agency.