As government indicates that the fleet sector must continue to wait for a published response to the recent review into the impact of WLTP on Vehicle Excise Duty and company car tax, the BVRLA is urging the industry to keep-up the momentum on tax reform.
With Brexit dominating the agenda, the BVRLA is continuing to remind policymakers that there are other urgent issues that also need to be prioritised by government.
BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney emphasises the importance of getting the tax regime right to support the fleet sector:
“Like all UK businesses, our sector is waiting with bated breath on the outcome of Brexit, but we must also continue to remind government of the other key issues that matter greatly to our sector.
“Failure to have clarity on a future tax strategy will cause uncertainty for thousands of fleets and company car drivers, which is damaging to both the economy and the environment.
“In our recent meetings with Treasury, Department for Transport, BEIS and Downing Street officials, we have emphasised the importance of getting the tax system right and have made clear what the adverse impact will be on our sector if they fail to address vehicle taxation, particularly relating to WLTP.
“Although it is frustrating that we must continue to wait for further clarity, we will use that time to continue to campaign for a swift, tax-neutral and well-signposted approach, that recognises the vital role that company cars and fleets play in reducing road transport emissions and delivering the Government’s Road to Zero.
“Together with our fleet industry colleagues we were able to produce over 150 responses to the initial WLTP consultation. Now we are urging fleet industry colleagues to continue the campaign by writing to ministers or their local MP. You can do this via the campaign page on our website.”
Notes to editors:
- You can download the BVRLA’s Company Car Tax factsheet here: https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/company-car-tax-factsheet.html
- The BVRLA recently published Road to zero: time to shift gear on tax - a report providing different perspectives on the future of motoring taxation: https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/it-s-time-to-shift-gear-on-tax.html
- You can access BVRLA images at www.flickr.com/photos/bvrla/albums