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Venson augments interactive portal with car salary sacrifice function

Venson Automotive Solutions has added a new Car Salary Sacrifice module to its Customer Portal. 

Simon Staton of Venson Automotive Solutions

Simon Staton of Venson Automotive Solutions says the firm’s new salary sacrifice module helps put fleets and drivers in control

Named Venson Advantage, the bespoke online salary sacrifice vehicle comparison and selection tool gives users a ‘My Quotes’ personal log-in, allowing them to compare up to 10 vehicles side-by-side, with the overall fleet of vehicles offered predetermined by the employer.

Users can compare vehicles based on any one of a number of options including engine size, CO2 ratings, mpg, P11d value, whole-life cost and BiK cost. Employees can also see information on the vehicle’s standard fit options as well as factory fitted optional extras.  Monthly costs can be adjusted as choices are made to help the employee remain within their predetermined allowance.

Additionally, to help the employee understand the impact of the salary sacrifice payment on their monthly salary, the tool shows the deductions based on their tax bracket and monthly allowance. It also includes a ‘future view’ letting an employee know what the affects of any published changes in taxation (CO2 & BiK) for the next three years will have on their salary.

The launch of the new tool comes as a new Energy Saving Trust (EST) report reveals that employee-owned cars cost organisations over £5.5bn a year in mileage claims and car allowances.

“The EST research shows that the UK’s grey fleet comprises 14 million cars, which accounts for 40% of all vehicles on the road,” said Simon Staton of Venson Automotive Solutions. “With the average age of a grey fleet car being over 8 years old, these vehicles are likely to have higher environment harming emissions. We support the BVRLA’s call to tackle the issue of grey fleets, which wastes money and damages the environment.”

He added: “The addition of the Venson Car Salary Sacrifice module to our Interactive Portal puts fleet operators and their drivers in control, helping to eliminate the need for grey fleet vehicles and the associated costs. As the BVRLA urges the government and firms to cut grey fleet mileage, Venson is giving employers more tools to help them make the change, fully customised to their individual business and fleet needs.”

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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.