BVRLA Working Groups provide specialists from across membership with the opportunity to come together to discuss particular issues affecting the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sectors, sharing views on what is required to protect the interests of the industry. Meetings are currently taking place online.
Here you will find a full list of BVRLA Working Groups and contact details should you wish to express an interest in getting involved. Participants include representatives from small and medium-sized businesses as well as larger organisations and multi-nationals.
The BVRLA also hosts a series of Committees attended by industry leaders from across all sectors of membership.
Cross-sector Working Groups
BVRLA members operating in the rental, leasing and fleet sectors can take part in the following BVRLA Working Groups:
This working group provides an opportunity for members to discuss the impact on firms following the FCA consultation on Consumer Duty and how the BVRLA Policy, Compliance and Legal teams can support members in interpreting and implementing the appropriate guidance. To get involved contact BVRLA Compliance and Governance Officer, Hayleigh Morris.
The group is designed to support the BVRLA’s policy work in this area by members providing expertise, knowledge and case studies which show the measures being taken by BVRLA members to reach net zero and to advise on the challenges that need to be overcome if the sector is to support the accelerated uptake of electric vehicles. To get involved contact BVRLA Senior Policy Advisor, Catherine Bowen
This group provides an opportunity for members to share insights and discuss emerging issues, concerns and areas of business that are being impacted by the UK's departure from the EU. Working with the BVRLA’s Policy, Legal, Compliance and Operational teams, members can share knowledge and case studies to support the association's lobbying activities and inform the development of future guidance to support the sector. To get involved contact BVRLA Compliance and Governance Officer, Hayleigh Morris.
The group is designed to support the BVRLA’s policy work in this area by members providing expertise, knowledge and case studies which demonstrate how members are adapting their business models and overcoming potential obstacles to meet future mobility challenges. Key areas of focus are on the skills and capacity needed to repair, service and maintain electric, connected and autonomous vehicles; creating a fair and competitive environment for mobility services and a roadmap for urban transport behaviour change. To get involved contact BVRLA Senior Policy Advisor, Catherine Bowen
The parking working group looks at making the ability to transfer responsibility for penalties and notices as simple and as consistent as possible across all regimes. To get involved contact BVRLA Director of Fleet Services, Amanda Brandon
This group supports the BVRLA with its lobbying, campaigning and research activity by sharing industry and political insight, case studies and feedback on policy and industry reputation issues. To get involved contact BVRLA Director of Corporate Affairs, Toby Poston
Regulation and Compliance
This group provides an opportunity for members with experience in Legal, Compliance, Risk or other suitably engaged areas of business to review and provide feedback on current or future regulatory or compliance issues. To get involved contact BVRLA Compliance and Governance Officer, Hayleigh Morris.
The Tax Advisory Working Group works with the BVRLA policy team to shape the association’s positions on taxation issues. The group looks at both current taxation challenges as well as offering thought leadership on how vehicle taxation should evolve with changing technology. To get involved contact BVRLA Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Thomas McLennan
The VAT Working Group's primary focus will be renewing the BVRLA Guide to VAT - an important member resource. In addition, the group will work to determine the industry response to VAT issues. To get involved contact BVRLA Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Thomas McLennan
Sector-specific Working Groups
BVRLA members also have the opportunity to take part in one of the association's sector-specific Working Groups:
This group is for fleet operators to share knowledge and expertise about emerging issues and to ensure that Government is aware of the fleet operator’s views and position on all matters related to the fleet operation of their business. It provides fleet operators with the opportunity to work with the BVRLA’s policy team to lobby government at a national and local level, and other agencies on issues of law or policy which may be contrary to the interests of fleet operators, whilst collectively assisting with the promotion of constructive policy to benefit the industry. To get involved contact BVRLA Senior Policy Advisor, Catherine Bowen
Rental Learning & Development
The Rental Learning & Development Working Group’s purpose is to support the BVRLA with the providing a complete, blended learning approach to any rental members learning journey. With an ever evolving rental market, we would always welcome a cross section of rental experience to join our group. To get involved contact BVRLA Head of Learning & Development, Mark Pow
Competition law: Do's and Don'ts
All BVRLA Working Groups must be conducted in compliance with competition law. Whilst taking part in Working Groups, members must refrain from exchanging any commercially sensitive or strategic information between competitors, either directly or indirectly via a third party, as this can result in an anti-competitive agreement.