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Key dates for the fleet calendar : 2018

Written by | Posted on 23.01.2018
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A calendar of key dates and events for fleet, procurement, finance and HR professionals.


January 24th
EV2030 : Electric Vehicle Event
LeasePlan explore the challenges and benefits of running an ultra -low emission fleet.
Details here

January 26th
DfT consultation on reforming the HGV road user levy closes


February 22nd
Developing England’s road network seminar
Key policy priorities for developing England’s road network.
Details here

February 28th
TfL consultation on expanding London’s forthcoming Ultra Low Emission Zone closes


March 7th
RoSPA Road Safety Conference
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) annual conference exploring road safety policies in practice.
Details here

March 8-18th
Geneva Motor Show
Details here 

March 13th
Spring Statement 2018
Chancellor to deliver his slimmed-down version of the Budget.

March 14th
Fleet News Awards
Celebrating the UK’s most efficient, safe and low emission fleets.
Details here

March 20th
Institute of Car Fleet Managers (ICFM) Conference
ICFM members only annual conference.
Details here

March 31st
Deadline for local authorities’ draft clean air plans


April 1st
New VED rates
New VED rates take effect, with higher bands for diesel cars

April 6th
The Diesel Supplement for Company Car Tax rises from 3% to 4%
Diesels that meet the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 standard will be exempt from it.

April 24th – 26th
Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show)
The UK’s largest event for the road transport, distribution and logistics industries
Details here


May 15th
Financial Times (FT) Future of the Car Summit
In-depth panel discussion with speakers from across the industry.
Details here 

May 17th-20th
The London Motor Show 2018
Details here

May 24th
Brake Fleet Safety Conference
Sharing best practice in managing road risk including driver safety, safe vehicles, road safety analysis and action.
Details here 


June 26th
SMMT International Automotive Summit 2018
Details here 


July 5th
BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress
A conference exploring the latest automotive technologies.
Details here


September 11th-12th

Government’s first-ever International Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham

Details here

September 15th 

Deadline for 5 city councils (Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham & Southampton) to finalise Clean Air Zone plans & submit full business case for them to the Government.

31 Dec: Deadline for 22 local authorities to publish final plans to reduce NOx pollution



October 9th–10th
Fleet Management Live
The UK’s leading event for the fleet management community.
Details here


November 19th-25th

Road Safety Week “Bike Smart” 

The UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake – the road safety charity.

Details here

Autumn (date TBC)

Budget 2018

The Chancellor’s annual Budget is due to include an announcement on the new VED system for vans.


December 31st
Deadline for local authorities’ final clean air plan

Deadline for 22 local authorities to publish final plans to reduce NOx pollution


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