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Date and focus of BVRLA 2016 Conference announced

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The BVRLA’s Annual Industry Conference will this year take place on 1 December 2016 at the National Conference Cente in Solihull. The agenda is being finalised, but topics covered include  grey fleet management, HMRC and the fleet implications of Brexit.

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Last year’s BVRLA Industry Conference also took place in Solihull.

The ‘Getting to Grips with Grey Fleet’ seminar will explore some of the themes that have been developed in BVRLA research.

The session will focus on  campaigning and policy going forward, looking at case studies showcasing opportunities for business growth.

The ‘HMRC and the Fleet Sector’ seminar will look at the government’s consultations on three key areas of tax policy affecting the fleet sector – salary sacrifice schemes, lease accounting and company car tax treatment of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). A discussion surrounding government thinking and policy implications for the fleet sector will follow.

‘The Economy: what does business sentiment and confidence look like following Brexit?’ session, meanwhile, will look into specific aspects of the economy such as employment (covering costs to business, immigration, training levy) and exchange rates/parts/OEM cost of new vehicles, oil, energy.

‘Personal leasing: the changing face of our client portfolios’, will take views and opinion on growth from leasing brokers, and  how the sector must adapt. BVRLA governance regime, FCA regulation and the importance of educating the driver so aware of end of lease charges will also be explored.

Break-Out Sessions will give delegates 60 minutes to participate in seminars that will explore key operational and regulatory issues, including:

  • The outlook for residual values and remarketing in 2017
  • Latest trends and developments in future mobility
  • Implications of Brexit for the fleet sector

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.