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ACFO Spring Seminar to tackle key fleet topics

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ACFO’s spring 2019 seminar will attempt to deliver clarity to decision-makers on a raft of key issues, thanks to a line-up of expert speakers.

The seminar - Another Year of Evolution - is being held on Wednesday, March 27, at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, starting at 9.30am (registration opens at 8.30am).

It is being sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover with support from Lex Autolease and Reflex Vehicle Hire.

John Pryor, chairman of ACFO, said: “The seminar will be a unique event in addressing topics as diverse as the future of company car taxation, the impact of Brexit on fleet operations, vehicle funding trends and the introduction of Clean Air Zones in towns and cities nationwide.

“Fleet operators may have been treading water in 2018 awaiting clarity on numerous issues, but ACFO believes that as decisions on key issues are made the future shape of fleets will emerge and that is starting to occur.

“The seminar will provide insight and practical advice in specific areas effecting businesses and fleet decision-makers now and in the future that will enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively.”

Speakers include: Mike Moore, tax director at professional services firm Deloitte, who leads its national car and mobility consulting team, will analyse the Statement and the impact of any changes on fleets.

Lex Autolease will also deliver its views on marketplace developments now and in the future and what actions fleets should take.

Furthermore. With just two days before the UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, the impact of Brexit is agenda-topping.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has already published guidance for businesses and action points when travelling in Europe.

Explaining what Brexit means for fleets in terms of driving licences, vehicle hire, insurance/Green Cards and travel will, respectively be: Malcom Maycock, managing director of Licence Bureau; Oliver Waring, managing director of Reflex Vehicle Hire; Len Benson, associate director/motor manager at insurance broker Peter Lole & Co and an ACFO member; and another speaker to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, with implementation of the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) and the related Real Driving Emissions 2 standard continuing to have a major impact on new company car choice lists and vehicle supply, Beth Davies, product manager - manufacturers at automotive industry data provider CAP HPI, will deliver the latest insight.

Finally, Tim Anderson, senior transport advice manager at the Energy Saving Trust, will provide guidance on actions that fleet decision-makers can take to ensure compliance ahead of the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, while Nora Leggett, head of member services at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) will provide guidance on a soon to be published updated version of the Fair Wear and Tear Guide for Cars.

During the day there will also be opportunities for seminar delegates to quiz the guest speakers in question and answer sessions. Additionally, an exhibitor area will offer delegates an opportunity to network.

To book a place at the seminar email info@acfo.org or go to www.acfo.org.

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