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Company cars could still be in firing line, says PHH

COMPANY cars could still be a target of the Government's forthcoming integrated transport white paper, according to PHH Vehicle Management. Despite assurances from Transport Minister Gavin Strang that 'high-earning car owners need have nothing to fear from the white paper', PHH claims many employees will be subjected to taxes to help the Government meet its objectives of reducing congestion and pollution.

However, head of marketing Paul Eyton-Jones says Government comments that getting people to alter their travel habits 'was a question of persuasion and choice rather then compulsion and making people worse off' were encouraging. He added: 'The commitment to reduce congestion and pollution is most likely to be achieved through investment in public transport.

'These issues need to be tackled by investment in cleaner and more economical engines and fuels, better roads and road management and affordable, reliable, acceptable and integrated transport alternatives. At present the company car is the most economical and time saving way in which many employees can conduct their businesses.'

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