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Will scrappage mean the end of the road for diesel vehicles?

The total number of diesel cars sold worldwide last year reached 10 million. Around 7.5 million of those cars were sold in Europe, making the recent issues of pollution and public health risks associated with them, a very European problem indeed. Over the last 15 years’ motorists in the UK have been encouraged to drive diesel vehicles because they were found to produce less CO2 than their petrol equivalents. The Government incentivised businesses to choose them by offering lower tax [...]

VED changes April 2017

Vehicle Excise Duty is changing from 1st April 2017

Changes to the way VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) or road tax is calculated will be changing for certain vehicles that are registered on or after 1st April 2017. Commercial vehicles, which do not exceed 3,500 GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) will not be affected by the new rules. How is the VED calculation changing? The changes to road tax were announced by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, in response to a rise in low-emissions vehicle ownership. The current VED calculations, based [...]

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More than skin deep; just how important is company car image?

Company cars have long been considered an important perk for attracting and maintaining the best talent. When it comes to choice lists, it’s not just running costs that are considered a priority; to drivers (user choosers) and a company itself, image is still an all important factor. The way cars are marketed and placed in the media creates impressions and opinions with the public, aligning the vehicle with specific messages. The Toyota Prius is a good example of this, synonymous [...]