Rental companies plan £1 per day surcharge to offset taxes
03/07/1998 in NEWS
Budget Car & Van Rental, Churchfields, Europcar, Hertz, Kenning Car and Van Rental, National Car Rental, Sixt European Car Rental and Thrifty Car Rental were due to add the fee as a separate item to rental invoices from July 1 while Avis Rent A Car will follow suit from July 15.
They have all arrived at a figure of 95p per day, apart from Hertz which has set a figure of 85p and Churchfields which is charging 92p. The charges have been calculated through an equation involving the registration fee, road fund licence and utilisation rates of 65% to 70%.They are subject to VAT, and generally will only be imposed on 20 or 21 days of a standard 28 day rental period, although Churchfields is charging 92p for the first 27 days of a rental and 60p thereafter.