BVRLA submits Autumn Budget asks

The BVRLA submitted its Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 representation on 30 September.

The BVRLA outlined a number of key spending and taxation asks that were developed through extensive consultation with members.  

The spending asks were: 

  • A range of new grants for private charging infrastructure 

  • A targeted top-up of the Plug-in Grant  

  • Support for trials of new mobility systems and mobility credits. 

The taxation asks were:  

  • More certainty for benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax rates 

  • Drop leasing and rental exclusion from the super deduction and 100% first-year allowances 

  • Clarity on the future of motoring taxes and road pricing. 

Along with the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) and Fleet News, the BVRLA also encouraged members to submit their own representations asking for clarity on BiK. The association would like to thank all members that did.  

In addition to the official representation, the BVRLA has shared a paper with the Department for Transport (DfT) and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), highlighting the need for more action around the used BEV market.  

Used BEVs have been an key priority for the BVRLA and the association will continue to work with OZEV, DfT and HM Treasury to increase the focus on this area. 

Members interested in the used BEV market should join our ‘Used BEVs’ breakout session on the topic from 12h20 to 13h20 at the association’s Fleets in Charge conference on Thursday 7 October and email policy@bvrla.co.uk if they would like to contribute to the on-going work in this area.