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Fri, 02 Dec 2016
Tax free rates to claim back business miles in private cars or to repay companies for private miles in company cars were increased from 1st December 2016.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
Businesses that lease vehicles are being encouraged to choose ever more fuel-efficient vehicles as lower thresholds for capital allowances are being introduced.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
The threshold for paying income tax at a higher rate will increase from £43,000 to £45,000 in 2017, with a plan for it to reach £50,000 by the end of the Parliament in 2020.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
The Government has committed to review salary sacrifice schemes in view of increased take-up in recent years, and car schemes would not be protected.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015
Company car drivers in diesel cars will not see a drop in their tax payments in 2016, as chancellor George Osborne announced the 3 per cent supplement in BIK tax will stay until 2021.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015
The BMW 3 Series has been named the most reliable car on contract hire fleets in an annual survey of the country's 50 biggest lease companies.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
More than 80 per cent of company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, but still consider themselves to be law-abiding drivers, research from RAC Business has found.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
Nissan and Ecotricity have called on the Government to introduce official road signs for the UK’s network of standard and rapid EV charging points.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015
Volkswagen's emissions rigging scandal affects the Euro 5 EA189 engine.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
A free service allowing drivers to check their tyre pressures free of charge at Keele Services on the M6 is to be extended until 2016.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
Increasing congestion on UK roads has emerged as the biggest issue facing today's company car drivers, according to the RAC Report on Motoring.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015
Company car drivers could be asked to provide driving licence details to their employers more often following a plea from a verification service provider.
Sun, 13 Sep 2015
Tax policy has shifted behaviour which has let to almost half of company cars now producing less than 125g/km, according to research.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015
Big changes are on the way for road tax as a result of the Summer Budget, but should company car drivers worry?
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Imagine this car with a less dramatic styling kit and smaller wheels and you'd be looking at Alfa Romeo's first new company car offering since the Giulietta in 2010.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015
TomTom Telematics has launched a new smartphone app in the UK and Germany that gives drivers real-time feedback on their driving style.
Thu, 18 Jun 2015
A quarter of the UK's small and medium businesses have company cars that have failed an MOT and have resulted in £350 of repair bills, according to new research.
Fri, 29 May 2015
Land Rover has decided not to introduce a front-wheel drive version of the new Discovery Sport in the UK, as it believes a lower CO2 version is not necessary.
Tue, 26 May 2015
Company car drivers are being urged to hang back to avoid dangerous manoeuvres as a survey reports one in seven drivers have had to take evasive action as a result of poorly judged overtaking.
Fri, 22 May 2015
Changes to the Audi A3 range for the 2016 model year see diesel CO2 emissions drop to 89g/km for the new TDI Ultra.
Mon, 11 May 2015
BMW will offer a sub-100g/km variant in the revised 3 Series range, as well as a new three-cylinder petrol engine, boosting its appeal with company car drivers.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
More than half of company car drivers are ignorant of tax rules on reclaiming business mileage, according to a YouGov survey.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
Company car tax will increase by three per cent for cars emitting more than 75g/km of CO2 to a maximum of 37 per cent.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015
Skoda is offering a high-specification Business edition in the Superb range to attract more company car drivers to the range.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Company car drivers are bring urged to take vehicle maintenance seriously, especially during winter weather, after a survey reveals alarming numbers of drivers do not make, or know how to make, basic and essential safety checks.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015
Company car drivers are becoming more likely to drive slower, turn off the air conditioning or avoid heavy acceleration in a bid to reduce their company’s fuel bill, according to research by RAC Business.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Company car drivers are being urged to increase the frequency of tyre checks to prevent potentially dangerous tyre failures after TyreSafe members reported a rise in pothole-related damage.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015
Mitsubishi has introduced a higher specification version of the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid aimed at company car drivers in premium badge models.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015
Hyundai is renewing its core fleet models in 2015 and hoping to get more company car drivers behind the wheel.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015
A survey has found drivers making corrections when following sat-nav instructions are performing risky manoeuvres and putting lives in danger.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015
Company car and van drivers could end up stranded if they fail to act on a warning light to top up on diesel exhaust fluid, according to a fleet management company.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015
Jaguar and Land Rover are targeting best-in-class running costs to ensure they appear on more company car choice lists in future.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
Diesel demand by cars and commercial vehicles in the UK has pushed above 2.5 billion litres for the first time ever, according to the AA.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
Public sector organisations are keen to explore alternatives to staff using their own cars for business journeys, according to new research.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014
Businesses are being urged to improve driving standards among staff after research revealed company drivers were at fault for almost half of all accidents involving a company vehicle last year.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014
Manufacturer websites are the number one source for information when choosing a new company car according to new research, ranking above traditional brochures and fleet managers in importance.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014
Just one per cent of car buyers would consider buying an electric car and only 13 per cent are interested in buying a hybrid vehicle, according to a survey.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014
UK drivers cause nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of damage annually simply parking their cars, according to research by Accident Exchange.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014
Almost 20 years after the phrase was coined by the Labour Party, ‘Mondeo Man’ could be set to return to Britain’s roads.
Sat, 29 Nov 2014
The Environment Agency and AA are urging drivers to be 'flood aware', as a survey shows that despite the wettest winter on record, more than two thirds of men and half of women would still risk driving through flood water.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Diesel is unlikely to be the default fuel choice of fleets within a decade, according to a major contract hire company.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has clarified the position of a company car’s CO2 emissions after engines have been remapped, stating that there can be no benefit to BIK tax.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
A new mobile phone app has been launched to provide motorists with a range of practical tyre safety tips and advice while on the go.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014
The BMW 3 Series has retained its position as the UK’s most reliable company car, according to new research, while the manufacturer has taken top place in a manufacturers' reliability table.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Company car drivers are oblivious to the risks of driving on country roads, according to Think! which is launching a new campaign to raise awareness.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Almost one in three motorists believe that a driver travelling in a 20mph zone should only be punished if they are 10mph or more over the speed limit, according to a survey by insurer Allianz.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
The British Safety Council has launched a new qualification to certify people who drive as part of their work as safe on the roads.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Only half of company car drivers know that CO2 emissions are involved in the calculation of their benefit-in-kind tax bill, according to new research.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Prestige is becoming the norm, especially when it comes to the company car parked in the driveway, says new research out today from an independent automotive research agency.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Many drivers are avoiding speeding fines by slowing down for cameras and speeding up again once they are out of range, says a car leasing company.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
The Jaguar XE has proved to be a popular choice for business drivers changing their car in 2015, according to the latest findings from independent market research agency, Sewells Research and Insight.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary investigation has concluded that car crime is "on the verge of being decriminalised" because forces have "almost given up".
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
The number of new car derivatives has quadrupled in the past five years, from 1,083 during 2009 to 4,403 last year, according to a new report, which could make choosing a car more complex.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Most British company car drivers (88 per cent)admit to regularly exceeding the speed limit on motorways, compared to around two-thirds (67 per cent) of private motorists, according to the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2014.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
Roads minister John Hayes has visited one of the busiest control centres in the country for an update on congestion cutting motorway schemes.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014
Drivers are reporting encouraging signs that the fines brought in one year ago to tackle careless driving are starting to have an effect.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014
Manufacturers are being warned to ensure they comply with the law after it was discovered some provided different offers via leasing companies for the same car depending on the status of the driver.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed plans to levy a surcharge on diesel cars entering a new ultra-low emission zone.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Britain has been revealed as a nation of hidden business fleets, with one third of British drivers who drive as part of their job uninsured for business miles, according to research from telematics company Masternaut.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Businesses are being encouraged to educate at-work drivers of the risks associated with failing to adequately check blind spots before carrying out a manoeuvre.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Almost two thirds of of the Mitsubsihi dealer network has signed up be ‘company car specialists', which means they have been specifically trained to help drivers who are considering a Mitsubishi as their next company car.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014
Most people (72%) who drive for work in the UK have never been offered driver training, according to a survey by IAM Drive & Survive.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Event data recorders (EDRs), often known as ‘black boxes’, could become critical in further improving work-related road safety after the EU requested research to be carried out on the technology.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Brake, the road safety charity, has welcomed reports that the government is considering doubling penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014
The Government suggests ‘smart’ motorways, which convert the hard shoulder to a running lane, will boost capacity by a third and improve journey times up to 10% on the M1 and 15% on the M3.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
Sixty-six per cent of fleet operators believe fines for texting while driving should be increased, a poll by TrackCompare.co.uk has shown.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014
Mazda is claiming demand for its petrol-engined Mazda3 among fleets has exceeded expectations.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014
Around a third of fleet operators would consider using self-driving vehicles, a week-long survey by a comparison website has discovered.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014
Mazda has confirmed its new small diesel engine will be offered in the new Mazda2, which will be unveiled later this year.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014
MINI is seeking to boost its share of the small car market in the fleet sector with the first five-door version of the MINI hatchback, which is now available to order.
Fri, 23 May 2014
Company car drivers need to do more in the battle against new technology-led car crime, according to a vehicle tracking device company.
Tue, 13 May 2014
Drivers of company vehicles are 25 per cent more likely than company drivers using their own vehicles to have a minor accident, according to a recent survey by IAM Drive & Survive.
Tue, 06 May 2014
A new vehicle emissions test proposed from 2017 could result in BIK tax increases as well as higher costs for employers providing company cars.
Sun, 04 May 2014
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist claims UK drink drive limit is too high, and is calling on the Government to take immediate action to reduce it.
Thu, 01 May 2014
Most fleet operators are certain technology will bring an end to speeding, a poll on a comparison website has revealed.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
The RAC is launching its first mobile electric charging system to cater for the UK’s expanding electric vehicle (EV) market which now consists of more than 9,000 vehicles.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
Brake is renewing its call to ban hands-free mobile phone kits after a survey revealed that almost half (45%) of drivers admit to using the devices when driving.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
A new low-CO2 warm hatch version of the SEAT Ibiza is likely to see its appeal grow with company car drivers.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014
The Government has come under attack for discouraging take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles with the latest announcement on company car tax rates in the Budget.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014
A survey has shown 80 per cent of drivers support 20mph speed limits around schools, and in village, town and city centres.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014
A survey has shown safety levels of vehicles across counties by looking at penalties applied to driving licences in 2013.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014
Drivers are less hostile to telematics systems tracking their vehicles as they drive, according to new research.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014
The average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014, according to data from ALD Automotive.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014
A poll of professional drivers has found 70% oppose stealth speed cameras.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014
Volvo is developing new technology that claims to be able to improve safety by monitoring drivers.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014
Fleet managers have voted the BMW 5 Series the best new company car, while BMW has been named fleet manufacturer of the year.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
Charges for fuel provided by employers for private journeys have increased in the Budget, as well as the benefit charge for private ruse of light commercial vehicles.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
Company car tax will increase in two to four percentage point increments for the foreseeable future in measures announced in the 2014 Budget.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Employees could have to pay National Insurance on company car and private fuel benefits if proposals from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) are adopted by the Government.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Two bodies representing the fleet industry are calling for clarification in the Budget on long-term company car tax rates and measures to make plug-in vehicles more attractive to fleets.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Four in five motorists say they are worried about driving and suffer "accident anxiety" according to a new survey.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Porsche is staking a claim for an increased share of company car sales with improved back-up and new lower CO2 models and powertrains.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014
Company car drivers are being warned not to become over confident when driving on Britain’s roads now that the worst of the winter flooding seems to be receding.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014
We list the 10 petrol-engined cars that cost least in BIK tax. The cheapest will cost you just £171 per year in company car tax.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
Volkswagen’s favourite company car, the Golf, will be gaining a version offering GTI performance with ultra low CO2 emissions.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
Plans to introduce BIK tax on electric cars could hamper future sales, according to a fleet operator association.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
An increasing number of company cars are being fitted with speed limiters as fleet operators seek to improve safety and reduce costs.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014
Volkswagen’s favourite company car, the Golf, will be gaining a version offering GTI performance with ultra low CO2 emissions.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014
An increasing number of company cars are being fitted with speed limiters as fleet operators seek to improve safety and reduce costs.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Audi is targeting its German rivals with class-leading BIK tax from a new low-CO2 diesel engine.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
One of the most evocative names in automotive history is seeking a share of the UK company car market with its latest model.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Vauxhall has announced its new 1.6-litre diesel engine will be offered in the Astra range after making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014
A survey of drivers across Europe has found more than a third blame 'pressure of work schedules' for speeding.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014
More than three quarters of drivers surveyed by ALD Automotive said they would not feel comfortable as a passenger in a self-driving autonomous vehicle.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014
A survey of 1,000 company car drivers by ALD Automotive, one of the UK’s biggest car leasing companies, found that company car tax had overtaken vehicle specification as the main priority.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013
The BMW 3 Series is the UK’s most reliable company car, according to a survey of the 50 largest contract hire and leasing companies.
 

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