Since 2012 the number of new light commercial vehicle registrations has increased by 37% and with current year on year figures standing at almost 360,000 new registrations the LCV market is continuing to buck the declining trend we are currently experiencing in the new car market.
Fleets have been urged to provide evidence if employees are opting out of company cars due to the increasing benefit-in-kind tax burden.
Simultaneously, company car drivers have been called on to report details of the vehicle they are now driving if they have opted out of a company car for tax reasons.
The ‘demand for evidence’ comes from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) in an industry-wide call to provide “a robust and loud response” to the government’s ongoing review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.
In a bid to encourage fleet industry stakeholders, including fleet decision-makers and company car drivers to respond to the government’s review document, the BVRLA has launched a “call to action” page on its website - https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/taking-action-on-wltp.html. It is gathering responses, including case studies, and is also opening social media channels before passing all information on to HM Treasury.
Ogilvie Fleet is in the running for two fleet industry ‘Oscars’ at the prestigious Fleet News Awards 2019.
The company has made the final shortlist in the Leasing Company of the Year up to 20,000 vehicles and Customer Service Award categories in the annual awards, which are known as the industry’s ‘Oscars’.
Being named as a finalist in two categories for the Awards, the winners of which will be revealed at a glittering dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, on Wednesday, March 20, continues Ogilvie Fleet’s decade-long run of collecting industry awards.
The company won the Best Customer Service Award at the Fleet News Awards in 2012, has notched an unprecedented run of eight Experteye Fleeteye CSI (customer satisfaction index) Awards and has won almost 20 other fleet industry awards.
Ogilvie Fleet sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: “Ogilvie Fleet has proved its industry-leading quality over many years by winning a host of awards and hopefully 2019 will be the year when we score double top at the Fleet News Awards.
“To be a shortlisted finalist for two awards puts Ogilvie Fleet once again among the crème de la crème of the fleet industry.
“Ogilvie Fleet has continued to invest and innovate for the benefit of our customers and that strategy has underpinned the company’s continuous year-on-year growth with now more than 18,500 cars and vans on lease and under fleet management.
“Furthermore the fact that Ogilvie Fleet has, once again, caught the eye of the Fleet News Awards judges is due to the hard work and dedication of every single employee all of whom ensure the business delivers unbeatable vehicle and driver solutions and customer service.”
Ogilvie Group has moved up 6 places in Business Insider’s list of the Top 500 Scottish Companies. Now placed inside the top 100 at 97th place, the list is ranks businesses based on a number of factors including turnover, employee size and profit per employee.