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ACFO launches new website and seminar programme

John Pryor AFCO chairman

Fleet representative trade body ACFO has launched a new website, with easier member access to seminar and webinar recordings.

ACFO introduced webinars to its list of member benefits in late 2017. This year’s webinar programme kicks-off with a ‘Digital Brief’ in which national chairman John Pryor, ACFO deputy chairman Caroline Sandall and digital secretary James Pestell highlight ACFO’s 2019 events programme, discuss the website enhancements and raise a wide range of key issues that fleet operators should focus on this year.

Further webinars on key industry topics will be held in May, September and November and on other occasions, if the need arises.

The pre-recorded ‘Digital Brief’ is now available for members to listen to on the ACFO website - www.acfo.org.

Website development has been managed by Sandall, who said: “We have reacted to members’ views in making the website easier to navigate, particularly in respect of finding information in the online library, notably in relation to seminar presentations and webinar recordings.

“As ACFO increasingly focuses on conveying information digitally, the refreshed website ensures easier access to our ‘Digital Brief’ recordings and all ACFO news and views content, which means greater usability.”

Pryor added: “Fleet operators were treading water in 2018 awaiting decisions on numerous issues. However, during the first half of 2019 ACFO anticipates that clarity will emerge on a number of key issues so it is essential that decision-makers adopt a pro-active forewarned is forearmed approach.

“Consequently, 2019 promises to be a year of change for fleet chiefs and ACFO will, as ever, continue to support members in raising awareness of the issues and delivering context and views on available options and the impact they will have on company car and van operations.”

During the first ‘Digital Brief’, which focuses on the launch of the new website, Pryor also takes the opportunity to highlight a number of key topics that ACFO members need to focus on during 2019.

They include: the review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty; the impact of Brexit; and the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Meanwhile, ACFO is planning to hold its annual spring seminar on Wednesday, March 27. Entitled ‘Another Year of Evolution’, the focus will be on ‘what to expect and plan for in 2019’ including an analysis of the future shape of company car benefit-in-kind tax, which the Chancellor is expected to announce in his Spring Statement on March 13.

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