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Fleets resigned to higher taxes to pay for new green measures

FLEET managers expect to pay higher taxes as environmental pressure grows to reduce vehicle emissions. The Lex Report on Motoring, shows 71% of fleet managers expect drivers to be hit and 54% believe fleet operators face higher taxes.

Other measures predicted are reform of the benefit-in-kind tax mileage bands, a new higher rate of tax on gas-guzzlers and switch from taxation based on business mileage to private mileage. In spite of this, most fleet managers expect little impact on the size of the overall fleet car park and some support certain measures.

Source: Lex Vehicle Leasing's 1997 Report on Motoring 'Driving for Safer Company Motoring'

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