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    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC announces Advisory Fuel Rates for June

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced the Advisory Fuel Rates for the next quarter, which took effect from June 1, with only a small change to the rate for petrol engined cars above 2.0 litres.

The rate for petrol-engined cars of over 2000cc has now been reduced by 1p per mile to 21p from the previous 22p.

All other rates, for the quarter from June 1 to August 31, remain unchanged …

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    New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

    New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

Drivers To Be Hit By Higher Charges For Breaking The Speed Limit

From today, Monday April 24, drivers who flout the speed limit will face much tougher penalties for breaking the law.

Under the new rules, drivers caught for the most serious cases of speeding could be fined one and a half times their weekly take-home pay. So a driver earning £50,000 a year could pay up to £1,500 for travelling at 41mph in a 20mph limit.

 

What do the current rules say?

Currently, …

  • earth day driving
    Tips For Greener Driving Tips For Greener Driving

    Tips For Greener Driving

Tips For Greener Driving

6 Top Fleet Management Tips for Earth Day
Be kind to the planet by conserving fuel and cutting emissions

Nations around the world are celebrating World Earth Day this Saturday with a variety of events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Every year, more than one billion people across the world mark the event by holding festivals, rallies and outdoor events in nearly 200 countries – often with the support of A-list celebrities and political leaders.

Here at CLM Fleet Management we thought we’d share …

  • crit'air
    New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

    New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

Crit’Air scheme designed to show the most polluting vehicles

UK drivers planning to go to France in the coming months are going to require new ‘clean air’ stickers or face on-the-spot fines for failing to display them.

Paris, Lyon and Grenoble introduced the new Crit’Air scheme in January to tackle vehicle pollution in their city centres, with another 22 towns and cities said to be planning to follow suit over the next few years.

The scheme requires all vehicles to clearly display an …

  • new pound coin
    New £1 coin presents early parking problems New £1 coin presents early parking problems

    New £1 coin presents early parking problems

New £1 coin presents early parking problems

Many public car parks are not ready to accept the new pound coin

A new ‘foolproof’ one pound coin has become legal tender but may present problems, at least initially, for drivers looking to park in public car parks.

Many ticket machines have not yet been adapted to take the new multi-sided £1 coin and are unlikely to be ready before June.

Why do we need a new pound coin?

It’s the first time the pound coin has been changed in more than 30 years. According …

  • vehicle security
    Vehicle Security – What to Do Vehicle Security – What to Do

    Vehicle Security – What to Do

Vehicle Security – What to Do

How you can improve your vehicle security
Car crime falls but you should still remain vigilant!

Car crime has fallen significantly in recent years as vehicle security technology has improved, although car thieves are still coming up with ingenious ways of parting us from our motors.

Statistics show that you are much less likely to be the victim than ever before. But as around 100,000 vehicles are still stolen every year and three times that many cases of thefts from vehicles are reported, …

  • company car tax changes
    2017 company car tax changes affecting fleets, drivers and employees 2017 company car tax changes affecting fleets, drivers and employees

    2017 company car tax changes affecting fleets, drivers and employees

2017 company car tax changes affecting fleets, drivers and employees

April sees introduction of new measures covering fleet and benefits taxation

April 2017 sees a tax change landmark which has significant repercussions for businesses running company car fleets or providing flexible benefits for their employees.

From April 1st 2017 major car tax changes take effect in a series of areas, including the tax treatment of salary sacrifice car schemes, cash for car allowances, Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) and Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

Read our company car tax guide here

Changes to salary …

  • grey fleet risk
    Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way! Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

    Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

Latest smart models are unrecognisable compared to 20 years ago

If you are running a ten year old car, you might get a surprise when you climb into the driving seat of something that is more up to date.

And the latest state-of-the-art features and driver aids available will surprise those who cut their driving teeth on models that required the occasional push starts, were temperamental on hills or broke down regularly.

In fact, the latest models have come so far in terms …

  • end of contract cost control
    Tyre safety is key for fleets Tyre safety is key for fleets

    Tyre safety is key for fleets

Tyre safety is key for fleets

Why regular condition checks are important

Tyres play a vital role in road safety as they are the only point of contact a car has with the road. Basic checks, such as inspecting the pressure and tread levels plus the tyre’s overall condition, can make a crucial difference in how a car performs.

And while safety is paramount, properly maintained tyres can also reduce fuel bills and have a longer life, thus cutting costs.

Tyre safety is the responsibility of everyone, whether it …