News Category: Government

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 »

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 »

Changes on Trailer Registration Plates

From 28 March 2019, it will be a requirement for certain trailers travelling abroad to be registered with DVLA. To provide ample time for customers to register, DVLA aims to launch this service in January 2019. When registered, trailers must display a trailer registration number plate as well as the registration number plate of the… Read more »

Post-Budget Response from the BVRLA

SMC joined over 250 members of the BVRLA for their live webinar: 2018 Budget: What does it mean for our industry?  Last month Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the budget to Parliament, taking place on Monday 29 October 2018. With many annoucements, SMC joined over 250 members of The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association to… Read more »

UK Government announces £106m investment in EV development

The Prime Minister will be unveiling a £106 million package for future projects that are developing electric vehicles, batteries and charging technology. This was announced at the first ever Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, speaking at the event in Birmingham, Therese May outlined her ‘ambitious mission’ for the UK to become world leaders in low emission… Read more »

Clean Air Zones coming to a city near you!

Under the new Clean Air Strategy 2018, a consultation process was set out by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Services (DEFRA). As a result of this many towns and cities in the UK are considering the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ) as a way to combat the… Read more »

The Clean Air Strategy could soon be affecting your fleet

Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are offering fleet managers and organisations free consultative advice on how your existing fleet and vehicle policy could be affected by future clean air strategy plans. Last summer, the Department for Environment Food & Rural Services (DEFRA) led by Rt Hon Michael Gove MP published plans for reducing roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations… Read more »