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Government 'sympathetic to company cars'

THE Government appreciates and is sympathetic to how integral the company car is to the functioning of both British business and motor manufacturers, according to Association of Car Fleet Operators chairman Tony Leigh. He was speaking after meeting junior transport minister Glenda Jackson for 60 minutes to discuss the Government's attitude towards the company car and how fleet managers can help the Government achieve its aim of an integrated transport policy.

Leigh said he had been asked by Jackson if he had a wish list for the Government treatment of company car tax. He said it would include a plea for industry-wide consultation before any changes were announced and changes to the 2,500 and 18,000 business mileage parameters. 'It was a very positive meeting and she was sympathetic. I think we have got the message across,' said Leigh.

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