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Government experts to deliver Pre-Budget post-mortem at UK Congress

FLEET chiefs will be able to hear comprehensive analysis of the far-reaching tax changes announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown in his Pre-Budget Report at this year's Fleet News UK Congress 2000.

The event, to be held on November 28 at London's Olympia Conference Centre and sponsored by Ford, Ford Credit/Ford Business Partner and Manheim Europe, features Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and one of the architects of the report. He will also focus on the Government's wider transport taxation policy.

Mary Braim, policy adviser on transport benefits at the Inland Revenue, will focus on company car tax from April 2002 and the changes being made, while David Rawlings, senior manager in the automotive sector group of Deloitte & Touche, will look at the future shape of the company car parc in the context of the new carbon dioxide emissions-based system.

The event is being chaired by industry expert Professor Garel Rhys and other speakers include Transport Minister Lord Whitty, who will address the complex issue of driver safety; Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of the SMMT; Steven Norris, a member of the Board of Transport for London; John Lewis, director-general of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and Shirley Collins, fleet and insurance manager of Glaxo Wellcome in America.

Tickets are available from Charlotte Cunningham on 01733 467038 or visit the website to book online.

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