Government publishes ‘No deal’ Brexit advice for businesses

The Government has published its second batch of ‘Technical Notices’ providing advice to businesses in the event of no deal being agreed between the UK and the European Union as part of the preparations for EU-Exit.

Although the Government is hopeful that a deal will be reached, momentum has increased for no-deal scenario planning and advisory notices continue to be issued to help prepare UK businesses.

The first batch of notices was issued on 24th August. This second batch contains several notices that will be of particular interest to BVRLA members: 

BVRLA praised for quick response to leasing scam threat

The BVRLA and its members have been praised for the quick way in which it responded to a recent spate of fraudsters advertising bogus vehicle leasing deals on social media. The last week has seen the association work with regulators, the police and national media to raise awareness, warn consumers and protect the reputation of the industry.

Some scammers were even posing as BVRLA members to lure in customers with social media headlines targeting those with poor credit ratings.

The Economic Impact of the Motor Vehicle Leasing and Rental Sector

The motor vehicle leasing and rental industry accounts for more than one in every seven vehicles on the UK’s roads, solving transport issues for businesses and individuals alike.

The opportunity to lease and rent vehicles offers firms and households access to modern, fuel-efficient vehicles without the strain of upfront capital expenditure. But beyond the benefits enjoyed by its customers, the industry also contributes a huge amount to the national economy, as outlined in this report.

 

 

BVRLA Position Papers summarise policy asks

The BVRLA has produced a set of Position Papers to provide an at-a-glance overview of the association’s view and desired intentions on a range of priority issues including Air Quality, Motor Finance, Taxation and Vehicle Terrorism.

These one-page documents contain a brief summary of the issue and make clear what we are asking of policymakers on behalf of the sector.

They also include ‘Top 5 key messages’ and some suggestions of how members can help to support our activities as we work to protect the interests of the vehicle rental and leasing sectors.

BVRLA Christmas opening times

The BVRLA closes for the Christmas and New Year break at lunchtime on Friday 22 December and re-opens the morning of Tuesday 2 January 2018.

The next issue of the BVRLA Weekly Update will be published on Monday 8 January 2018.

The team at the BVRLA would like to thank members, partners, suppliers and all those who have supported the association’s work throughout 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Early introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will punish fleets

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is disappointed that commercial vehicle operators have not been given enough time to prepare for the early introduction of the Central London Low Ultra Low Emission Zone on 8 April 2019.

Commenting on the Mayor’s announcement BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said:

“The ULEZ will now come into effect seventeen months earlier than originally planned and many commercial fleet operators will face a big financial challenge in trying to upgrade their vehicles ahead of schedule.

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