HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 June 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated its Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) from 1 June.

Under the new guidance, all but the advisory electric rates have been reduced, reflecting the falling fuel prices during the coronavirus crisis. The changes are as follows:

  • Petrol engines over 2000cc decrease by 3 pence per mile from 20p to 17p
  • Petrol engines between 1401 and 2000cc rate reduced by 2 pence per mile from 14p to 12p
  • Petrol engines 1400cc or lower, […]
May 27th, 2020|Categories: Driving, Fleet|

Electric Car Company Car Tax

Company Car Tax on Electric Cars

Electric cars are becoming more popular and more accessible as each year goes by. One of the reasons is that they attract low benefit in kind rates, and can be a really cost-effective option when selecting and then running a new company car.

The government is clearly trying to push drivers and businesses towards investing in the best low emissions company cars through the use of tax incentives and, as a result of government policy, there is now a considerable electric car business tax benefit.

Drivers pay […]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving, Fleet|

Medical Conditions and Driving

When to notify DVLA of Medical Conditions

If you have a driving licence do you need to notify DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority) about your new medical condition? Should you be unfortunate enough to lose a leg or an arm it’s probably fairly obvious that you’ll need to notify DVLA of your condition before you drive again with an adapted vehicle.

However, did you know that there is a long government list of illnesses and disorders that you may have to tell DVLA […]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Driving|

The Future of Smart Motorways

The End of the Road for Smart Motorways?

Smart Motorways were first introduced to the UK in 2010 and have since proven to be not nearly as clever as their name may suggest.

Condemnation for the ‘upgrades’ – borne out of increased fatalities and near misses – has been growing amongst road users and safety groups and it seems they are now being listened to. In February the matter was brought to debate in the House of Lords by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and received widespread support.

However, having invested heavily into the […]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Driving|

Road Speed Limits

Road Speed Limits in the UK – What, Why, When?

34.4 mph – the perfect speed for exploring?

Sometimes all it takes is one unexpected question to challenge your entire understanding of a topic.

In this regard, a comment on a speeding fines article, which questioned how speed limits are measured, started out as a bit of an oddity, but it set the CLM team off on a voyage of discovery.

So what was this now infamous comment?

How is it […]

April 18th, 2020|Categories: Driving|

Is Your Eyesight Good Enough to Drive?

Eyesight For Driving: A Simple Guide

Eyesight is an essential factor in road safety, but research by National Eye Health Week estimates that there are nine million drivers on Britain’s roads with vision that falls below the legal standards for driving.

Accidents involving a driver with poor vision are estimated to cause 3,000 casualties and cost £33 million in the UK per year.

Don’t risk your life or your licence

Eyesight is important, no more so than when you’re driving. However, are you aware of the sight levels required to […]

March 6th, 2020|Categories: Driving|

EV Charging Update

Electric Vehicle Charging – What’s New?

In the burgeoning world of electric vehicles nothing stands still for very long and charging is no exception. As perhaps the most important factors in encouraging electric vehicle take-up, the ability to travel further and recharge more rapidly are getting a lot of attention from vehicle manufacturers and infrastructure providers. Here we look at some of the latest EV charging developments.

Huge growth in public EV charging infrastructure

The last decade has seen massive growth in the availability of public electric vehicle charging points in the UK. […]

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Driving, Fleet|

Drink Driving Deaths And Other Outcomes In 2018

Drink Driving Deaths, An Ongoing Concern

In recently released figures from the Department for Transport, drink driving deaths in 2018 were estimated at 240, by coincidence, the same number from a decade ago.

The Legal Limit

The legal alcohol limit for drivers in Wales and England is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. It can also be measured as 107 mg per 100 ml of urine, or 35 micrograms per 100 ml of breath.

This is actually the highest legal limit in the whole of Europe. However, if you are in […]

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Driving, Fleet|
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