Members also said they had no intention of downsizing vehicles in the future to take advantage of the new £100 VED rate for cars powered by sub-1100cc engines. Vehicles powered by engines of more than 1,100cc will continue to be subject to VED at £155.
Joshua Ralhan, secretary of Midlands ACFO, said: 'It's just too much of a drop in engine size. If the cut-off point had been 1.4-litres, then things might have been very different. No fleet manager can seriously consider making the jump to 1.1-litre. It's too big a leap downwards and would cause a human resources nightmare with the drivers.'