Earlier this year BVRLA members attempted to provide the Inland Revenue with significant information on company car drivers' business and private mileage. However, they were unable to obtain the data required to produce any meaningful conclusions.
The BVRLA, which represents companies running in excess of 1.5 million vehicles, has also called for the Chancellor to abolish the 'expensive' car leasing disallowance in his March Budget. This partial disallowance of corporation tax only applies to leased cars, and its £12,000 limit has not been increased for six years.
'It is discriminatory, inequitable and burdensome,' says the BVRLA's letter, which argues that the disallowance gives outright purchase, hire purchase and conditional sale an unfair advantage over contract hire and leasing.