Posts By: Web Dev Team

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1st September 2019

HMRC has released the latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs), which will come into force from September 1st 2019. Diesel Diesel company cars with an engine of 1,400cc or less will remain the same as the previous rate and diesel cars with engines of above 2,000cc will also go unchanged from previous rates. The AFR for diesel… Read more »

Government takes charge to simplify EV usership

Last month the government announced plans to make it compulsory for every new home in England to come with a home charging point, and by spring 2020 all-new rapid charge points must be required to take payment by contactless debit or credit card – something so simple, but rarely possible with the current infrastructure. EV… Read more »

Negative BIK equals Positive news for EV company car drivers

Company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21 but with infrastructure still in its infancy, is now the right time to move your business into Electric Vehicles? News that HM Treasury has scrapped previously published BIK rates for 2020/21 has given EV company car drivers some very… Read more »

Company Car in Action 2019

The Team from Sandicliffe Motor Contracts were out in force on 12-13 June at Millbrook Proving Ground for Fleet News’ Company Car in Action 2019. With around 270 models from 21 manufacturers, the event provided fleet decision-makers the unique opportunity to compare, test-drive and evaluate all the newest manufacturer models and technology on Millbrook’s unique purpose-built tracks – but… Read more »

Which cars beat the 4% BIK diesel supplement?

The Real Driving Emissions Stage 2 (RDE2) was introduced to capture a ‘real-world’ view of a car’s performance. The start of the new WLTP emissions testing procedure last year impacted all road users including company car drivers, having implications on company car choice and tax rates. WLTP also introduced the on the road Real Driving… Read more »

SMC sponsor epic Sahara Trek for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are pleased to be supporting Katrine Hudson’s 100km epic Sahara Challenge for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Sandicliffe Motor Contracts will be sponsoring two driving gift experiences which will be donated as prizes for Katrine’s fundraiser event, taking place on June 15 2019 at Sissons Barn, Peakirk. Katrine who is from Lincolnshire will jet off… Read more »

BVRLA’s Fair Wear & Tear Standard e-guide updated

The BVRLA has recently made updates to the ‘The Industry Fair Wear & Tear Standard’ e-guide. As of the end of April 2019, the BVRLA has made updates and changes to ‘The Industry Fair Wear & Tear Standard’, which have been developed to provide users with further transparency. What updates were made? Customers were not… Read more »

UK Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Map

UK Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are currently ‘hot’ environmental topics that are affecting operational planning and budgets for businesses who run fleets, which is why Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are encouraging customers to utilize its CAZ map. As a BVRLA member, SMC has extensive access to many resources including the new interactive BVRLA CAZ map which can be… Read more »