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We want your views on new BIK tax system

##congress--right##FLEET News and Ford want to hear your views on the new company car tax system with the launch today of the largest research project. yet undertaken into the new benefit-in-kind tax regime that comes into force in April 2002.

In a link-up with this website, Fleet News is questioning fleet decision makers while Ford is quizzing company car drivers via its Talkback magazine for views on key issues related to the tax changes.

Hopes are high that more than 20,000 fleet decision-makers and company car drivers will take part in the research with the findings revealed at this year's Fleet News Congress, which will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at the Inter-Continental Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London.

The Congress follows the second annual 'FN50' Dinner, where Fleet News will unveil its 2001 analysis of the top 50 contract hire firms in the UK.

Fleet News editor Ashley Martin called on all Fleet News and Fleet NewsNet readers to use the website to participate in the survey.

'The indications are that with six months to go until company car tax change day, there remains huge uncertainty among fleets and company car drivers over what to do,' he said.

'By conducting the research project we can find out views and then convey those to Government, manufacturers, contract hire and leasing companies and other interested parties to help fleets and individuals make tax-efficient decisions.'

All participants will automatically be entered in a free draw with tickets to the UK sporting event of the winner's choice up for grabs*. Runners-up prizes of ten 12-month subscriptions to Emap magazines are also on offer.

To take part in the survey, just click here.

This year's Congress is being sponsored by Ford and Ford Business Partner and is being organised in conjunction with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.

The 'FN50' Dinner is expected to be attended by about 300 of Britain's leasing and contract hire company chiefs, fleet directors of vehicle manufacturers and bosses of fleet service companies and is sponsored by Kwik-Fit Fleet and Avis.

Attending the Congress is essential for everyone working in the UK fleet industry — whether a fleet director of a manufacturer, contract hire and leasing chief or fleet decision-maker.

This year's event will have a leasing and rental focus in the morning and a 2002 benefit-in-kind tax change agenda in the afternoon.

Tickets for the 2002 Fleet News Congress cost £225 plus VAT for a full day ticket; tickets for the morning session cost £130 plus VAT including lunch and afternoon session tickets cost £95 + VAT including lunch.

Tickets for the 'FN50' Dinner cost: £1,250 plus VAT for a table of 10. Individual tickets are available at £135 plus VAT. Special discounted tickets to attend both the congress and the 'FN50' Dinner are available giving attendees a saving of up to 15% on the Congress to those attending the dinner.

  • Prizes must be taken before December 31, 2001

  • Enquiries on both events to Sandra Evitt at Fleet News on 01733 468123 or e-mail: sandra.evitt@emap.com

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