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Half of fleets say Budget is good for business

More than half the UK’s vehicle fleet operators believe the Budget will be good for their business, a poll has shown.

The week-long survey was held by comparison website TrackCompare.co.uk and asked respondents whether the 2014 Budget was good for their business - 52% said yes.

Kjell Anderton, a TrackCompare director, said: “This budget was very much a give and take affair, so the results are in line with our expectations and the comments received from our cost-conscious customers.

“Of course, cancellation of September’s fuel duty increase and the higher rate tax threshold rise were both warmly welcomed.

“Also, the £200 million for a pothole fund was a pleasant surprise, particularly in light of a recent TrackCompare poll which found almost 45% of UK fleets had vehicles damaged by potholes over the winter.

“Needless to say, the two per cent company car tax hike didn’t go down at all well.”

Launched in 2009, TrackCompare.co.uk represents more than 50 tracking and telematics companies across a wide range of technologies.

The company’s online service is backed by a team of experienced fleet consultants, who help more than 2,000 new fleets every month.

TrackCompare.co.uk assists organisations large and small to identify the most effective tracking and telematics solutions for their operations.

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