The Chancellor's summer economic plan introduced a range of measures to help the UK economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus.
By Harvey Perkins, employment tax specialist at Gunnercooke Consulting
Firm found guilty under health and safety legislation but, despite the deaths of two employees in a works van, no corporate manslaughter charge brought.
Company car drivers, who have their fuel paid for by their employer, could be in line for a tax refund, according to RSM Employer Solutions.
The June digital edition of Fleet News is now available to read, packed with useful and insightful content for fleet decision-makers, fleet influencers and suppliers and manufacturers.
Fleet industry and tax advisers believe new HMRC guidance falls short of the mark.
The coronavirus job retention scheme has been extended until the end of October, but employers will have to share some of the costs from August.
HMRC has issued official guidance to fleets on how to treat benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax and expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost three-quarters (72.6%) of respondents to a Fleet News survey say less than 10% of their company cars are being driven for work.
The Government has changed the guidance it issues to employers on salary sacrifice arrangements to allow for the impact of COVID-19.
Fleets waiting for the Government to rubber-stamp new company car rates may have to wait a little longer with the date of the Budget now in doubt.
Changes to Government company car tax tables, published on its website, suggest tax officials are preparing for new rates to finally be adopted.
The Government has announced that the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, has chosen March 11 as the date for his first Budget.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says the Government should consider road pricing and overhaul the company car tax regime.
It proposes to remove the £320 Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) surcharge on EVs purchased for private fleet use above £40,000 for two years.
By Andy Eastlake, managing director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
The fuels and lubricants supplier says UK should mirror Sweden’s approach to switch from fossil fuels to biofuels to help meet the UK's net-zero carbon target.
Tax revenues rise £70m year-on-year despite figures being based on 50,000 fewer company cars.
By Matthew Walters, head of consultancy and customer data services at LeasePlan UK
New benefit-in-kind rates for company cars suggest drivers could be hundreds of pounds better off by registering a replacement vehicle prior to April 6, 2020.
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