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Fleet Issues – Tax & Funding

New rules bring new challenges – and the Government has introduced a raft of regulations focused on fleet.

We know just how important it is to understand the potential impacts of these changes; for organisations, employees and fleet providers.

That’s why we’ve produced a series of articles and white papers, covering everything from funding methods to accounting standards. It also includes our ever-popular Funding and Taxation Guide developed in conjunction with Deloitte.

 

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New emissions and fuel economy tests info

Written by Posted on 23.04.2018

September 2017 saw the introduction of two new sets of vehicle tests: WLTP and RDE. We explore the reasons why have they been brought in and what will they mean for the vehicles we drive in our Q&A.

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Written by Posted on 14.01.2018

The accounting standards for lease accounting are changing. From 2019, new standards will apply to all companies reporting under IFRS or US GAAP. Watch the LeasePlan webinar on the topic here.

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Written by Posted on 24.08.2017

Our latest fleet funding and taxation guide is designed to help you through the year ahead.

new VED rates for vans

A new road tax system for vans?

Written by | Posted on 21.05.2018

 The Government has launched a consultation on new Vehicle Excise Duty rates to incentivise low-emission vans.

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Spring Statement 2018 in five key points

Written by | Posted on 13.03.2018

The Chancellor delivered new economic forecasts for the UK economy – and a few new policies too. We’ve picked out the five key points.

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LeasePlan UK responds to Spring Statement 2018

Written by | Posted on 13.03.2018

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy & Data Services at LeasePlan UK on the economy, VED for vans and company car tax.

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Spring Statement 2018 : Five things to look out for

Written by | Posted on 09.03.2018

Philip Hammond has abolished the Spring Budget. In its place, he will deliver a shorter Spring Statement on Tuesday 13th March. Here are some of the main things to look out for.

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Spring Statement 2018 : Call for clarity on Company Car Tax Rates

Written by | Posted on 09.03.2018

Comment from Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy Services ahead of The Chancellor's Spring Statement on Tuesday 13th March.

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Spring Statement 2018: What is the Spring Statement?

Written by | Posted on 08.03.2018

The Spring Statement, also known as the mini-budget, will be announced by The Chancellor on Tuesday 13th March.

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Your online guide to company car taxation

Written by | Posted on 12.05.2017

LeasePlan releases a new digital Tax Guide for fleet managers and company car drivers providing a quick reference to the current tax regulations.

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April and the fleet industry: a month of major change

Written by | Posted on 05.04.2017

April - the start of the new tax year. And, this year, the tax changes for motorists and fleet professionals are more significant than usual. Find out more in our one-stop guide.

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Finance Bill Clarity on Cash Remuneration

Written by | Posted on 04.04.2017

As of 6th April, the tax treatment of employee benefits received through Salary Sacrifice or cash-alternative schemes is changing.

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Changes to VED from April 2017

Written by | Posted on 14.03.2017

In the Budget of July 2015 came the announcement that the current system of VED would be overhauled for vehicles registered from 1st April 2017.

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Your guide to the Spring Budget

Written by | Posted on 10.03.2017

Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget was slender in size – it came to 64 pages, compared to the 145 of last year’s publication. And it was also slender in content. But that was to be expected, coming as it did after a relatively heavy Autumn Statement.

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Spring Budget Infographic

Written by | Posted on 09.03.2017

Following Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget on Wednesday 8th March, we have set out in the below infographic the major talking points in the fleet industry today.

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5 Observations about the Spring Budget

Written by | Posted on 09.03.2017

Philip Hammond’s first Budget was not as substantial as previous ones – or as his Autumn Statement in November. However it did still contain several announcements of note to motorists and fleet professionals.

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[2017] Spring Budget

Written by | Posted on 15.02.2017

Once again LeasePlan's Head of Consultancy Matthew Walters will be sharing his predictions in the run up to the Spring Budget and insight and commentary will be provided on the day.

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See how leasing works

See how leasing works

Written by | Posted on 14.02.2017

Watch our short video to find out how leasing works.

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Q&A : Lease Accounting Standard

Q&A : Lease Accounting Standard

Written by | Posted on 03.01.2017

In order to inform you of the upcoming changes in lease accounting and the impact on IFRS reporting for fleets, LeasePlan’s Head of Consultancy Matthew Walters answers the most important questions on this topic in the below Q&A.

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Revealed: The new Company Car Tax rates

Written by | Posted on 06.12.2016

Finance Bill reveals new Company Car Tax (CCT) rates that it proposed in the Autumn Statement for 2020-21

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[2017] Road Tax (VED) Changes

Written by | Posted on 06.11.2016

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) also known as Car Tax, Road Tax and Road Fund Licence is the tax paid annually...

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The current Company Car Tax system

Written by | Posted on 28.10.2016

The table below shows the current rates of Company Car Tax (CCT), and those...

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Future-proof your fleet: Environment

Written by | Posted on 28.10.2016

London To help combat air pollution, almost all of Greater London was made into...

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Providing the tools to plan ahead

Written by | Posted on 01.08.2016

See what the Government’s budgeting means in practice, and not just on paper in the LeasePlan Guide to Company Car Tax and Budget 2016. Detailing the company tax policies that company car drivers and operators need to be aware of, and an explanation transcribing them into real world scenarios.

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[2016] Guide to company car tax published

Written by | Posted on 01.08.2016

LeasePlan UK publishes annual guide to Fleet Funding and Taxation, produced in partnership with Deloitte

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Get going with Leasing

How to get going with business vehicle leasing

Written by | Posted on 25.07.2016

Starting to think business vehicle leasing is right for your business, but not sure where to start? Read out workbook to find out how to get going.

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[2016] Company Car Tax Guide

Written by | Posted on 24.07.2016

Your go-to Guide for Company Car Taxation Do you know how this year’s Budget changes...

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See how leasing works

See how leasing works

Written by | Posted on 20.05.2016

A quick guide to how leasing works and why it's good for your business.

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Leasing versus Purchasing

Learn more about leasing

Written by | Posted on 19.05.2016

Want to save money, time and resources? It's time to learn about leasing.

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How the new lease accounting standards will impact fleets

Written by | Posted on 11.05.2016

Early this year the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published a new standard for lease accounting (“IFRS 16 Leases”). This webinar is especially intended for fleet managers and provides a high level overview of the upcoming changes.

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Budget 2016: A Readable Guide

Written by | Posted on 21.03.2016

The issues affecting Fleet Policy Makers are considered in the first of our Readable Guides to the Budget

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Budget 2016: Fleet Highlights

Written by | Posted on 16.03.2016

What's good, what's bad and what it means to your business. Our 3 minute video will take you through the main highlights from the 2016 Budget and explain it's impact on Fleet Policy Makers.

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Budget 2016: Initial Reaction

Written by | Posted on 16.03.2016

This was the chancellor’s third budget in 12 months and there was the unexpected and welcome freeze on fuel duty, clarification on the company car tax regime and some encouraging news on the UK’s road and rail network.

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Budget 2016

Written by | Posted on 15.03.2016

It’s that time of the year again. A time when lots of very clever...

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Five questions to ask as Osborne reveals his Budget

Written by | Posted on 15.03.2016

Welcome to Budget Day 2016. Unless you count birthdays, bank holidays, religious festivals, sporting...

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Changes to Lease Accounting Standards

Written by | Posted on 15.01.2016

The new Lease Accounting Standards (IFRS16) change the way leases are accounted for from a balance sheet perspective.

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Autumn Statement 2015

Written by | Posted on 25.11.2015

Matthew Walters, Head of LeasePlan Consultancy Services on the impact to fleets and their drivers following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

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Dartford Crossing

The Dartford Crossing

Written by | Posted on 12.11.2015

A million drivers were caught out in the first six months of the removal of the barriers at the Dartford Crossing and presented with fines.

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Car on Road Moneybox

The Parties’ new transport policies

Written by | Posted on 30.10.2015

With the political parties back from their trips to the seaside (or Manchester, in...

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MattDyer

Summer Budget 2015 : Initial Reaction

Written by | Posted on 09.07.2015

Following George Osborne’s second Budget of the year LeasePlan UK's Managing Director Matthew Dyer provides his initial reaction on some of the transport policies announced.

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What to look out for in this week’s Budget

Written by | Posted on 06.07.2015

George Osborne’s second Budget of this year is just days away - here on the LeasePlan blog are some of the transport policies to look out for.

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George Osborne’s Blue Budget

Written by | Posted on 05.06.2015

George Osborne announced that he will make another Budget statement on 8 July. The first of this year was on 18 March. That puts only 112 days between the two.

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A different direction – transport policies from the other manifestos

Written by | Posted on 27.04.2015

We examine the manifesto of the so called smaller parties to see what they have to say about transport.

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Transport and the three main party manifestos

Written by | Posted on 20.04.2015

Now that we have the manifestos of the main parties for next month’s general election, it’s worth having a look at what each says

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A new roadmap for the future

Written by | Posted on 03.02.2015

LeasePlan UK Managing Director Matthew Dyer on the roadmap for the future of driving.

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What did the Autumn Statement mean for motorists?

Written by | Posted on 04.12.2014

What did the Autumn Statement mean for motorists? Quite a lot, in fact, and probably more than the average Budget does.

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The OECD are watching

Written by | Posted on 02.12.2014

The OECD think that the environmental and social costs of company car use are inadequately reflected in the tax system.

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New roads are long overdue

Written by | Posted on 01.12.2014

The case for new roads. New road building programme is long overdue, and the only way to get ahead.

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Roadunderpass

Should we invest in new roads?

Written by | Posted on 27.11.2014

The case against new roads. Will anyone use them, who'll pay for them, and should we fix the ones we've got first?

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Where’s the sacrifice?

Written by | Posted on 25.11.2014

How would you like a pay cut? But what if it actually made you better off?

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Car on Road Moneybox

Should all motoring tax be spent on roads?

Written by | Posted on 30.10.2014

A balance needs to be struck - motorists feel overtaxed, yet Government have underinvested in Britain’s infrastructure.

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Fuel costs

The cost of fuel duty cuts

Written by | Posted on 17.09.2014

The current Govermment has cut or frozen fuel duty to such an extent that it's 20% lower than planned at the last election. All of this is good news for motorists, right? Well, yes – on paper..

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Will diesel charges make petrol more affordable?

Written by | Posted on 13.08.2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that a supplement of £10 on top of the congestion charge is to be introduced on almost all diesel vehicles entering the capital from 2020.

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Road pricing’s a hard sell without the carrot

Written by | Posted on 23.06.2014

Last month’s paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), The Long Road...

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Commercial Fleet Success

Written by | Posted on 01.05.2014

The way you run a commercial vehicle fleet makes a difference to the bottom...

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The big tax disc break

Written by | Posted on 18.03.2014

As the Budget approaches, the Government has released more specific details about one of...

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scandi ev

Rather buy an electric car? Norwegians would

Written by | Posted on 28.02.2014

We’ve been watching all those Nordic crime dramas and Borgen, so we know how...

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red car

End of the road for the tax disc

Written by | Posted on 09.12.2013

The announcement, in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, that the paper tax disc, first introduced...

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traffic night

Pay-as-you-drive in Scotland

Written by | Posted on 09.12.2013

The think-tank Reform Scotland has just produced a paper arguing that the country should...

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Autumn Statement: Waiting for the dust to settle

Written by | Posted on 05.12.2013

Positive on petrol – but infrastructure still needs further support David Brennan, Managing Director...

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Five things you need to know about… fuel duty

Written by | Posted on 03.12.2013

1. The origins You can trawl back as far as 1909, and the introduction...

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BlueCar

Tax Hypothecation

Written by | Posted on 01.08.2013

It’s never a surprise to discover that motorists believe that more of their taxes...

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