Already employers have contended with the launch of carbon-dioxide based company car tax and a 16% rise in the tax on company car drivers receiving free fuel for private mileage, introduced at the start of the 2002-03 tax year.
But Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown still has many other areas of taxation to consider that will affect fleets' own budgets, from fuel duty to vehicle excise duty, and potential changes to National Insurance, income tax and VAT. The Chancellor may also introduce further incentives for fleets to go 'green'.
The implications of all the Budget's changes to fleets will be analysed in detail by a panel of experts at the Fleet News Budget Briefing, covering the impact of tax rises and incentives for fleets of all sizes.
Along with in-depth advice on the potential effect of changes to the car distribution Block Exemption and exclusive first reports on research into fleet managers' attitudes to the environment, this is an event you can not afford to miss.
The speakers are:
Alastair Kendrick, director of PAYE and NIC Solutions, Ernst & Young, who will outline what the Chancellor said in the Budget in relation to company cars.
LloydsTSB Autolease sales director John Given, who will look at low emission vehicle options for fleets.
Stewart Whyte (sponsored by Kwik-Fit Fleet), managing director, Fleet Audits, who will talk about the Budget implications for fleets.
Prof Peter Cooke, head of the Centre for Automotive Industries Management, The Nottingham Trent University, (sponsored by Avis Rent a Car) whose presentation will be based on the resuts of the environmental 'Eco survey' conducted in conjunction with Fleet News.
John Whiteman,International Car Development Programme (ICDP) project director will talk about proposed Block Exemption changes and their impact on fleets from both a buying cars and SMR perspective.
The event is sponsored by Avis Rent a Car, Kwik-Fit Fleet and LloydsTSB Autolease.
The Fleet News 2002 Budget Briefing takes place on Tuesday, April 23 at the Oxford Hotel, Oxford. The attendance fee is £99 (plus VAT).
To book a place at the Budget Briefing click here.