George Osborne plugs into green charge

Just where are you on blurred seasonality? Maybe I’m getting older and more curmudgeonly but I really find it irksome when Christmas starts in the shops mid-November. OK, I know they have a job to do but if you’re not…

Ten electrifying car facts

Have you thought about an electric car for your fleet? Although the upfront cost is more than a similar conventional diesel or petrol car, the running costs – from fuel to maintenance – are spectacularly low. Much commentary – quite…

Number games

What a world of numbers we live in: they have come to define our successes and failures. In football numbers mean the route to glory, to Europe – or, potentially, the downward tumble to a lower division. In terms of…

Beer tax drop to fuel cars…

Thank you Mr Osborne. I’m off down the pub to fill up my car with beer. The 3p fuel duty rise due in September may have been scrapped, but the tax on beer has gone down. Impressive. “Landlord! I’ll have…

Conferences, hybrids and cleaner air

Conferences can be really good thought provokers – that is part of their remit. (They can also give rise to those tricky eye-closing moments at times, too – but I’m sure we’ve all been there!) But overall, with their networking…

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…

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…

Ampera: the future of the business car?

I attended a conference recently where there was something that really caught my attention: a presentation on the new Vauxhall Ampera, which goes on sale this year. If you’ve not come across the Ampera before it’s a really exciting development…

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