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... What is OpRA?

PVS Talks... What is OpRA?

Since the 6th April 2017, new legislation (see HMRC’s Employment Income Manual): OpRA - Optional Remuneration Arrangements has come in to play, placing salary sacrifice schemes on an equal footing with other perk schemes provided to employees. This briefing note aims to illustrate how these changes will affect key individuals in the fleet industry, understand the underlying reason for these changes and finally provide some clarity for what the future holds.

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... 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,