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Vehicle rental has joined a growing list of sectors directly targeted by terrorists. 2017 saw a spate of terrorist attacks where rental vehicles were used as ramming weapons to cause death and destruction in the UK and around the world. The BVRLA and its members work with authorities, policymakers and insurers to improve training and operating procedures and instil confidence in the sector so that rental companies can keep providing accessible and affordable mobility services.
We want to help those operating in the vehicle sector to mitigate the risk of an extremist attack. Therefore, we have put together a resource and guidance pack on the importance of effective customer qualification procedures.
In the 2017 Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that there will be a new VED supplement on new diesel cars first registered from 1 April 2018, so that their First-Year Rate will be calculated as if they were in the VED band above. However, this will not apply on those diesel cars which meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards.