Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2017

HMRC has updated Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which apply from 1 March 2017. AFRs apply when employees are reimbursed for business travel in their company cars, or where they are required to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. The following table shows the new rates as well as the previous rates in brackets. The only changes are to petrol rates which have risen by a penny per mile for vehicles over 2000cc and LPG vehicles over 2000cc which is also up by a penny. All other rates remain the same.   Engine size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less 11 pence 7 pence 1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 9 pence Over 2000cc 22 pence 14 pence Engine size Diesel – amount per mile 1600cc or less 9 pence 1601cc to 2000cc 11 pence Over…

Fleetdrive Win Best Green Leasing Broker Award

Fleetdrive are winners of the Best Green Leasing Broker Award 2016 as the Leasing Broker Federation has once again saluted some of the UK’s best brokers at the annual awards ceremony. Judged by an independent panel of eight experts from the leasing industry, the Leasing Broker Federation awards – formerly the Small Fleet Leasing Federation Awards – are presented by the Leasing Broker Federation, an independent membership organisation that supports and promotes leasing brokers across the UK. This sees a record 4th consecutive win for Fleetdrive of the Best Green Leasing Broker Award (previously named the Best Small Fleet Green Leasing Company award), as they continue to stand out at the forefront of the delivery of plugged-in vehicles and expertise. The market for greener leasing is still in its emergence, and the judges were impressed by Fleetdrive’s commitment to the sector as well as…

BVRLA reveal truth about grey fleets

The full extent of the UK’s “grey fleet” is revealed today in the most comprehensive report into private vehicles used for business. The nation’s grey fleet comprises 14 million cars – 40 per cent of all vehicles on the road – and costs employers more than £5.5bn a year in mileage claims and car allowances. According to Getting To Grips With Grey Fleet, a new report produced by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and commissioned by the British Vehicle Leasing and Rental Association (BVRLA), some 12 billion business miles are driven each year on Britain’s roads by employee-owned cars. The grey fleet describes the use of an employee’s own vehicle for business purposes. In return for using their own car, employees are reimbursed on a pence per mile basis. Using government figures and data from real- life fleets, EST researchers were able to produce…

Free Seminar: Introducing a ULEV Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Fleetdrive Electric will be hosting a free seminar at their offices in Marlow, Bucks, on November 11th 10am-1pm, to provide an introduction of how their new, exclusive Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles Salary Sacrifice Scheme brings benefits to organisations, their employees and the environment. The launch of an ULEV Salary Sacrifice solution is the latest in a series of 2015 initiatives by Fleetdrive Electric, who are always exploring new, pioneering ways to support the UK’s transition to Ultra-Low Carbon Transport utilising their specialist knowledge and expertise. Fleetdrive Electric, which has more than 300 ULEV company cars and vans on its books, says interest from existing customers for car salary sacrifice has increased in recent months. Historically, Fleetdrive Electric’s focus has been the sub-100 fleet sector but the company believes that a salary sacrifice scheme specifically designed for Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles can prove attractive to large and…

Service Management Expo 2015, 16-18 June ExCel, London

Fleetdrive will once again be exhibiting at the Service Management Expo which takes place between Tuesday 16 June 2015 – Thursday 18 June 2015 at the ExCel in London. Providing all the latest information and most up-to-date products and services for those working within service management, logistics, fleet management, operations and IT, the Service Management Expo is not to be missed. As part of the Protection & Management Series, registration for Service Management Expo also grants access to Facilities Show, IFSEC International, FIREX International and Safety & Health Expo, meaning visitors can fulfil all their procurements and educational requirements in security, fire, safety and health, and facilities under one roof. Fleetdrive will be demonstrating the benefits of the new generation of Electric Vehicles and the innovative solutions we have created at the forefront of the EV market to accelerate the UK’s transition to Ultra-Low…

Warning: Fleet Managers should revise policies on back of new drug driving law

As the Government introduces a new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers, fleet managers and drivers should be warned about the possible ramifications for those using prescription drugs. Under the new legislation, motorists who get behind the wheel after taking illegal drugs face a criminal record, loss of their licence for at least a year and a fine of up to £5000. The legislation makes it illegal to drive with certain drugs – both illegal and prescription – in the body above specified levels. People using prescription drugs within recommended amounts will not be penalised.  

Fleets urged to act now after driving licence counterpart abolition delay

The delay in the date for the abolition of the paper counterpart to the current driving licence is ‘irrelevant’ as the time for fleets to change their processes is now, says the Association for Driving Licence Verification. The association said some corporate fleet users are concerned that even when the current alternative proposed by the DVLA becomes available it might not address all their business compliance and operational requirements for fleets of 20 or more. The ADLV is recommending that fleet managers evaluate available commercial alternatives now to reap immediate and significant efficiency savings as well as data security enhancements. Malcolm Maycock, chairman of the ADLV, said: “The benefits of electronic checking are already available and proven so why wait until someone decides a date for the inevitable? “Organisations seeking to professionally manage and protect their employees’ driver data should make the move to…

Slough Borough Council add 15th Electric Car to fleet

Slough Borough Council’s ‘green’ credentials are motoring ahead as Fleetdrive deliver to them their 15th electric car, a Nissan Leaf. Following a sustainable fleet analysis with Fleetdrive’s award-winning team of experts, a number of practical operational uses were identified where electric vehicles could generate long-term savings for the Local Authority. Slough Borough Council are currently leasing 4 electric vehicles, 2 of which are on a monthly rolling agreement, and staff and Councillors are participating in the electric car trial project, ‘My Electric Avenue’, which has seen them adopt an additional 11 Nissan Leaf cars for the 18 month trial. ‘My Electric Avenue’ is a pioneering project, funded by Ofgem, aiming to find out what impact electric cars will have on the electricity supply when more people start to use them and trialling a new technology to more effectively manage the power supply. Participants in…

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