• Marmite, motorsport and motoring in France

    Le Mans. It’s a bit like Marmite: you either love it or loathe it. Actually, I suspect all motorsport is rather like Marmite. Personally, it doesn’t do it for me. But I have friends who visit Le Mans for the…

  • Better in the old days. Really?

    Remember 2002? I have to admit, I was still in shorts at the time but my fellow directors tell me about it… Sorry. That was uncalled for. Anyway, 2002: a freeze frame in the company car tax time line. It…

  • My top 10 rule beaters

    No doubt many of you will be looking at your payslips and suddenly realising the impact of the Chancellor’s change to the company car tax rules on your take home pay. “Thanks George,” you probably muttered. Or, perhaps, something even…

  • New cars will snub fuel fill ups

    Threatened tanker strikes, Jerry can gaffes, queues at fuel stations as drivers rushed to fill up, changing government advice…and that’s before we even had a strike. What a strange, frothed up concoction the recent fuel ‘crisis’ was. Desp…

  • My top 10 sub-100 g/km cars

    Well now, the Chancellor gave us plenty to think about for company cars in his Budget. There’s extra cost – fuel goes up 3p per litre in August (proving that my sneaking suspicion aired in my last blog was, shall…

  • Building up to the Budget

    The Budget. It’s the one moment in the year when UK PLC suddenly concentrates on the economy – usually for a ‘what’s-in-it-for-me’ reason. Mmmm. OK, me too, actually. No harm in that of course. But what should we make of…

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