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Forthcoming ACFO seminar with key government officials proves sell-out

The seminar takes place on Friday 18 September at the £105m St George’s Park National Football Centre near Burton-Upon-Trent, which is the home of England’s 24 national football teams. 

Already 90 fleet decision-makers have signed up for the event, which is being hosted by England football team sponsors Vauxhall, and a waiting list now being compiled. 

The seminar, entitled ‘A Day at the Taxes’, has speakers from HM Revenue & Customs, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Health and Safety Executive and Highways England. 

Issues expected to be addressed will include the forthcoming review of company car Benefit-in-Kind tax; AMAPs and AFRs; online checking of employee driving licences and Vehicle Excise Duty and MoT information; the reporting of road traffic incidents; administration concerns following last year’s introduction of an online payment system for the Dartford Crossing toll and motorway and major road maintenance and investment and the potential for the introduction of more road tolls. 

At the seminar, HM Revenue and Customs is expected to showcase its online trial launched earlier this year, allowing company car drivers to make changes to car and fuel benefits that will affect their tax codes.

Delegates will also have the opportunity during the lunch break and at the seminar’s conclusion to drive models from Vauxhall’s current range and will be able to see the new Astra, the first car in the manufacturer’s range to be launched with its new OnStar personal connectivity and service assistance technology. 

Additionally, during the seminar Wayne Millward, consultant at event sponsor’s Arval, will tackle the issue of cash or car. 

John Pryor, ACFO chairman, said: “We are delighted that the seminar is a sell-out. It shows the influence that ACFO has in terms of assembling a speaker line-up that is topical, relevant and attractive to members. 

“We believe it is the first time that fleet decision-makers will be able to hear senior officials from the four major government bodies that impact on corporate transport operations in one location on a single day.” 

Also, at the conclusion of the seminar, delegates will be able to take a tour of the St George’s Park National Football Centre.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.