BVRLA hosts round table with Transport Minister

The BVRLA today hosted a virtual round table to bring senior representatives from across the association’s membership together with senior decision makers from the UK Government.

Trudy Harrison MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, attended alongside other officials from the Department for Transport and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). They met with Gerry Keaney from the BVRLA and a diverse mix of representatives from leasing, rental and broker members to talk about their respective routes to Net Zero and what more can be done. 

Discussing a range of challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and highlighting what support is required from the UK Government in the coming years, the session covered the infrastructure needs of commercial vehicles, the future of used BEVs, and the pressing need for tax foresight. 

Toby Poston, BVRLA Director of Corporate Affairs said: “It was great to kick off the year with another constructive meeting with the Minister and her most senior advisers. She reassured us that her team is focussed on addressing all of the key decarbonisation issues facing fleet operators and promised to take our request for more tax foresight up with the Chancellor.” 

The meeting forms part of the BVRLA’s active and ongoing programme to engage with key decision makers around topics that have an impact on members, helping to grow the association’s influence and achieve positive changes for the industry. 

Members seeking to get involved with the association’s campaigning work should contact policy@bvrla.co.uk