Fleet News

Cash for green schemes

A FUND of £800,000 is available this year for Welsh fleets taking part in the Government's CleanUP Wales programme.

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is providing the funds for fleets wanting to reduce vehicle emissions in a separate programme to the one run in England.

Phil Sellwood, chief executive at the EST, said: 'CleanUp grants exist to help support diesel vehicle operators in cleaning up their fleet in a manner which is both effective and affordable.

The new fixed grant system that came into effect on April 1 is not only more transparent, making it clear from the outset what grant applicants will receive, but also easier to apply for.

'These changes have been made to ensure that the new system can continue to provide real cost and environmental benefits to the customer.'

The EST announced last month that for England's CleanUP programme, it would receive Government funding of £26 million for the 2004/2005 financial year, a freeze on last year's budget.

  • Subscribe to Fleet News.
  • Get the news delivered to your desktop
  • Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

    Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

    Login to comment

    Comments

    No comments have been made yet.

    Compare costs of your company cars

    Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

    What is your BIK car tax liability?

    The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee