ACFO claims victory as taxman agrees to changes in AFRs

ACFO is claiming victory in a five-year battle with HM Revenue & Customs that will see the taxman announce revisions to Advisory Fuel Rates effective from Wednesday (June 1). The UK’s premier organisation for fleet operators, which enjoys a close relationship with HM Revenue & Customs, has been pressing for significant changes to Advisory Fuel Rates since 2006 in its regular meetings with officials.

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Fleet industry welcomes Government moves to cut red tape

THE UK’s fleet industry is among those that has welcomed Government moves to slash ‘unnecessary red tape’. Roads Minister Mike Penning says that life is about to get easier for road users, businesses, and local authorities with more than 400 Whitehall road transport regulations placed on the Red Tape Challenge website – a Government-wide site aimed at reducing bureaucracy – for four weeks.

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Halfords to grow Autocentre network to win more fleet business

HALFORDS is looking to dramatically expand its Autocentre service maintenance and repair network as it seeks national coverage to enhance business opportunities with the UK’s major fleet operators. The High Street group bought the 224 Nationwide Autocentre network for £73.2 million in February 2010 and this year has opened 16 new centres with a further 30 planned to start trading next year.

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Volcanic ash poses new threat to vehicle bodywork

MOTORISTS are being warned that the volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption could damage vehicle paintwork. The ash particles, which started to spread across the UK earlier this week, are reported to be larger than those which fell across the country in April 2010, and car care experts at Autoglym are warning that the potential damage caused to car exterior surfaces is consequently

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