PVS talks... The Cash or Car Conundrum

PVS talks... The Cash or Car Conundrum

Prior to the 6th April 2017 company car drivers who were offered a cash
allowance yet opted for a car were taxed on the BIK (benefit in Kind) value of
the car. Since the 6th April 2017 however, company car drivers who are offered
a cash alternative yet opt for a car are taxed on the larger of the BIK value and
the cash allowance

PVS talks... Real World Driving Emissions

PVS talks... Real World Driving Emissions

In the Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced that it would legislate in a future Finance Bill, for the WLTP system to be introduced from April 2020.
As of the 6th April 2018 the company car tax rate for a diesel certified RDE2 will be equivalent to that of a petrol car with the same emissions band. Any diesel car not certified RDE2 (Real World Driving Emissions Stage 2) will be subject to a 4% supplement, and from September 2018 the WLTP (World Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure) approval will be mandatory for new cars.
This paper is designed to explore how the WLTP and the RDE2 supplement will affect official performance and emissions figures to try and remove the uncertainty surrounding potential legislation changes for company car drivers, fleet managers and fleet owners.

PVS talks… 2017 & What to expect in 2018

PVS talks… 2017 & What to expect in 2018

As we begin 2018, I would firstly like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I do hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break.

We have had many big changes in the company this year, the biggest being our team growing by 5 members! As mentioned in my New Year’s update last year, we had Kelly Podbury start with us in January. Kelly is the Business Manager and has had some really positive feedback with the customers that Kelly has interacted with.

PVS talks... All Weather Driving

PVS talks... All Weather Driving

With severe winter weather forecast over the coming months, here is some information about all-weather driving which will help you stay safe on the roads during the winter months. Winter weather presents challenges in general. Here are some of our recommendations for things to look out for to keep your vehicle in tiptop condition throughout the winter season:

PVS talks... Tyres

PVS talks... Tyres

If you own or drive a vehicle, you should understand the importance of tyre safety. In recognition of Tyre Safety Month in October, we have decided to write an informative article, detailing some key facts and regulations regarding vehicle tyres.

PVS talks... Vehicle Licensing

PVS talks... Vehicle Licensing

Driving Licences are a legal requirement for any person driving a vehicle on any road or highway, regardless of the land it passes over. Road traffic legislation requires the driver of a vehicle to be correctly licenced to drive that specific vehicle.

What fuel choice will you make with your next vehicle?

What fuel choice will you make with your next vehicle?

Diesel engines are more efficient and use 15-20% less fuel and they tend to have a higher resale value (RV).  They emit less CO2 emissions which means lower tax bands.  The driving experience for a diesel will give more low speed torque therefore enabling better overtaking power and towing ability.

What happens when your typical 4x4 pick up or twin cab becomes liable for a tacho graph...

What happens when your typical 4x4 pick up or twin cab becomes liable for a tacho graph...

I have been very remiss in blogging and over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of reviewing new vehicles and in particular the new Toyota Hi Lux. As we all know manufacturers are making much better vehicles and some niche vehicles that are being used within the fleet industry such as the Ford Ranger,

One year on!

One year on!

I cannot believe it but it has been a year since I started out on my own as an independent consultant within the fleet world. What a journey it has been, I made some really great friends who have helped me along the way and I am now really busy and seeing the benefit of being self-employed and enjoying the challenges as well as the rewards.

Reflection after the budget and what road should we now take?

Reflection after the budget and what road should we now take?

As we know, the government are continuing with their current strategy of taxing our company car drivers with a system that uses the Co2 and list price of the vehicle. As the % increases against the Co2 and the manufacturers increase the list price the company car benefit in kind tax regime becomes more and more expensive for the driver and the company.