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The BVRLA, the UK trade body for the vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sectors, has reported signs of an uplift in demand from leisure customers as holidaymakers turn to rental firms for practical, affordable, flexible and clean vehicles this summer.
Several indicators monitored by the BVRLA are showing signs of an uplift in drivers taking their vehicles abroad.
As quarantine restrictions have been lifted at the border, the BVRLA has reported a surge in demand for VE103B vehicle on hire certificates.
In anticipation of quarantine rules being eased and foreign travel starting to resume, the BVRLA is reminding members to stock up on VE103 Vehicle on Hire Certificates.
Once travel and movement restrictions have been lifted across the UK, members could face a surge in demand from customers looking to take vehicles abroad when life returns to normal.
Having legally left the EU at 11pm on Friday 31 January the UK has entered a transition period due to end on 31 December 2020. During this time, all trading terms and regulations remain unchanged.
The BVRLA has updated its guidance on driving in the EU following enquiries from members who were unsure about the status of UK drivers and vehicles and the documentation required after EU Exit and during the following transition period.
BVRLA members are reminded that if they need emergency single vehicle on hire certificates before Christmas - the last date for ordering them is 20 December at 3pm.
Members are being reminded to stock up on VE103B certificates as people who were putting off trips abroad due to Brexit uncertainty may now decide to resume travel plans.
The BVRLA’s Rental Committee met last week and Brexit was at the top of their agenda with the impact on taking vehicles abroad and employing EU citizens being at the forefront of discussions.