On Wednesday 4th September 2019 Chancellor Sajid Javid makes a Spending Round statement to Parliament setting out departmental budgets for 2020-21.
The BVRLA Position Papers outline the association’s views, objectives and engagement activity relating to key policy areas affecting the industry.
Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) looks at the challenge of allowing fair competition in a technological era and the motorist’s right to have the choice of where they take their vehicle to have it repaired or serviced.
Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at DfT and BEIS explains how British companies are at the heart of the next mobility revolution and will provide valuable innovations and insights for change.
The BVRLA has responded to the EU's call for feedback, highlighting the benefit of the motor vehicle block exemption and recommending that the regulation should be maintained but modernised because of technological advances.
The BVRLA has released a policy paper outlining how a mobility credits scheme can be used in conjunction with new technologies such as integrated Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms to incentivise more sustainable journeys involving public, shared and active transport.
The BVRLA welcomes the review into on how UK law should change to enable the safe use and operation of automated vehicles. BVRLA members are typically the legal owner of the vehicle and do not have day-to-day operational control of the vehicle. Therefore, we welcome legal clarity on the way the automated vehicle is operated and controlled by the customer, as well as on those responsibilities which the legal owner or supplier would be accountable for.
The BVRLA has submitted a response to the Department for Transport and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles' (CCAV) call for evidence on the Future of Mobility.
Connectivity and vehicle data are already disrupting the traditional economics and R&D focus of the automotive industry, as well as many of the legal frameworks and business models that have served the fleet industry for so many years.
The latest BVRLA Fleet Technology Survey has provided some much-needed insight into the sector’s views on connected vehicle and driver data.
Our analysis suggests that a mobility credits policy would be both more cost-effective than a scrappage scheme, and provide greater additionality through behavioural change and the promotion of cleaner, alternative modes of transport.