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Conference experts to tackle Budget issues

EXPERT speakers will help fleets get to grips with the impact of the Budget during a major industry conference in May.

Elizabeth Ward, policy advisor at HM Revenue & Customs, will provide an overview of the latest changes to tax rules affecting company cars and vans during the Double Jeopardy conference, to be held in on May 9 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

Her analysis will cover all the latest developments unveiled in the Budget, including the latest report on the introduction of carbon dioxide-based company car tax.

Harvey Perkins, director KPMG, will focus on how the current and future tax environment will affect fleet policies, including looking at the future of all types of cash for car schemes.

There will also be a focus on how fuel policies will have to adapt following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s report.

Double Jeopardy will also focus on corporate risk and look at how fleets can meet their duty of care to drivers.

Robert Gifford, executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, will chair the event and introduce speakers including Saul Jeavons, head of investigations and risk management at the Transport Research Laboratory, who will focus on the potential impact of the Road Death Investigation Manual used by police following a fatal incident.

Also speaking will be Bill Pownall, motor risk manager, Norwich Union, who will cover the key steps fleet managers need to take to keep staff safe on the road.

Sara Cook, fleet manager for BSkyB will be presenting a personal view of risk management in action and David Faithful, consultant, Lyons Davidson Solicitors, will be taking a look at the legal issues fleets will have to consider when allowing drivers to cover business mileage in private cars.

Van fleet safety will be covered by Claire Shrewsbury, head of a new van driver safety scheme, SafED for Vans, and the driver’s view will be examined by Mark McArthur-Christie, director of policy for the Association of British Drivers.

For further details on the event, sponsored by SEAT and euroShell Card and sub-sponsored by Nobilas Claims and Fleet solutions, call Sandra Evitt on 01733 468307 or email sandra.evitt@emap.com. For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Emma Cole, on 01733 468345 or email emma.cole@emap.com

  • Visit the event website on www.fnspringconference.com and book online
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