Press Release

BVRLA comment on the EU referendum result

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As the trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing industry in the UK, the BVRLA has reacted to the result in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “The British public has chosen a future out of the European Union, and like most businesses, the fleet industry will need time to assess the ramifications of the referendum result.

“The BVRLA will continue to assist members in their operations, and we will regularly update members when possible on the implications for our sector regarding the decision to leave the EU.

“The first priority for the Government is to restore economic stability to the UK market.

“For its part, the association will be working closely with UK and European policymakers to ensure that the exit process has a minimal impact on members and their customers.

“We remain confident that BVRLA members will adapt – after all, our sector is very experienced in dealing with challenge and change."


About the BVRLA

Established in 1967, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is the UK trade body for companies engaged in the rental and leasing of cars and commercial vehicles. Its 750+ members operate a combined fleet of around 4.5million cars, vans and trucks. BVRLA members buy nearly half of all new vehicles sold in the UK, supporting around 317,000 jobs and contributing nearly £25bn to the economy each year.

By consulting with government and maintaining industry standards, the BVRLA helps its members deliver safe, sustainable and affordable road transport to millions of consumers and businesses. For more information, visit

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Toby Poston – Director of Communications & External Relations
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Jamie Fretwell - Media & Communications Officer
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