The BVRLA on Preparing for GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 marking the biggest overhaul of data protection since the introduction of the current Data Protection Act (DPA) in 1998. Seen as more of an evolution than…

Can the BVRLA stop company car tax rising?

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Budget in November, urging him to consider the implications of placing a further tax burden upon the company car market. In the association’s submission,…

Diesel under pressure as buyers’ preferences change

Demand for diesel cars fell by more than 21% in August while registrations of conventional petrol vehicles grew by almost 4%, according to the latest figures. Petrol hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs) also increased substantially, up 74.9% and 62.5%,…

New emissions tests come into force

Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans came into force across the European Union at the start of September with the aim to introduce more realistic driving conditions and therefore more accurate results. The previous testing regime,…

Manufacturers announce diesel scrappage schemes

Up to 10 motor manufacturers have launched scrappage schemes for older diesel cars in a bid to remove more polluting vehicles from UK roads. The schemes typically offer significant discounts from the price of new cars if older Euro IV…

Greener leasing is on the increase

It’s July, the start of quarter three, so it must be time for the BVRLA’s annual analysis of the business fleet leasing sector, covering the first quarter of 2017. The biggest news is that the total car leasing fleet (all…

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