HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC Increases Advisory Fuel Rates For Some Petrol Cars But Cuts LPG Rates HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has increased its mileage rates for petrol engined cars over 2.0 litres but cut them for LPG-powered cars in three changes to its Advisory Fuel Rates effective from March 1st. Pump prices have again edged upwards due to the rising price of oil on the world markets, before plateauing in recent weeks. The new rates have come from the HMRC’s quarterly review and are effective for the three months from March1st. Under the new rates, those for petrol engined cars increase by 1p per mile to 22p for all cars of over 2000cc. Those cars of 1400cc or less remain unchanged at [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

AFVs On The Rise As Diesel Fall Continues

Sales Of Alternative Fuel Vehicles Increase AFV sales have risen in January but the overall January new car market was down 6.3% as 163,615 cars left UK showrooms Sales of AFVs rose almost 24% last month to 9,020 new units compared to the same month last year, but this did little to counter a fall of 25.6% in sales of diesel cars which saw numbers decrease from 78,000 last January to just 58,000 this year. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which compiled the figures, said the fall was due to confusion over government policy towards diesel cars which had continued to cause buyers to hesitate. Petrol sales also up At the same time, sales of petrol cars rose [...]

Car Accessories Available From CLM

CLM Car Care For All Your Car Accessory Needs! New website launched to fleet and retail markets with access to thousands of accessories CLM Fleet Management has launched an exciting new Car Care website featuring accessories for over 2,000 different models of cars and vans and available to both fleet and retail markets. CLM Car Care online at https://clm.uniquecorporate.co.uk/ offers a huge selection of retro-fit accessories including: Tailored car mats Tailored boot liners Bumper protectors Vehicle safety kits Heavy duty seat covers Wind deflectors And many more. The new website covers a huge selection of models, carpets, colours and trim levels for a massive array of makes and models. All new car mats are supplied by the UK's leading car [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Press Release | Driver’s Views on Alternative Fuelled Vehicles

Drivers Lack Knowledge Of Electric Vehicles And Hybrids Drivers require extensive education on the various electric and hybrid powered vehicles on the market before sales of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) will start to accelerate towards Government targets. So says Newport Pagnell based CLM Fleet Management, part of the Maxxia Group, following research it commissioned last month which showed drivers’ knowledge of EVs and hybrids was woefully lacking. The Government has announced recently that it wants all new cars and vans to be ‘near-zero emission’ by 2040, just 23 years from now. However, sales of AFVs, while still rising, are doing so only from a very small base level. In October, sales of petrol-electric hybrids rose by 31% to 4,742 new units, [...]

Mini-lease Offer | Volvo V60

Volvo V60 Mini-lease offer from £12.46 a day Medium-term car hire - otherwise known as Mini-lease - is a cost-effective solution for keeping mobile while awaiting the arrival of a new company car, or whenever temporary requirements may crop up. Right now, CLM has a range of Volvo V60 R-Design models which are being offered on a five or six month mini-lease from as little as £12.46 + VAT a day. The Volvo V60, kitted out with Nav and Winter Pack, could be the perfect vehicle to get you through the winter months. With a mileage allowance of 10,000 miles and free delivery / collection anywhere in mainland UK, you just have to think about which colour you might like best! We [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Are Diesel Cars Facing Terminal Decline?

Diesel In Decline As New Car Buyers Disappear Sales of diesel cars again fell in October, continuing a trend that has seen diesel fall out of favour as a result of the controversy surrounding emissions ridden with dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) and manipulating software used by vehicle manufacturers. At the same time, the Government has clearly signalled its electric vehicle intentions by announcing that all new diesel and petrol cars will be outlawed by 2040 – in 23 years’ time. What Are The Latest Diesel Sales Figures? Last month diesel sales fell significantly – dropping by 30% year-on-year, from 88,888 in October 2016 to just 62,349 this October. Sales of diesels so far this year are down almost 15% at 946,537 [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Autumn Budget 2017 | Issues For Drivers And Fleets

Autumn Budget 2017: A Fleet Management Perspective Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his second Budget of the year with a raft of measures of interest to fleets that included: an eighth successive freeze in fuel duty new diesel taxes further investment for electric vehicles the arrival of autonomous cars by 2021 changes to Vehicle Excise Duty   Fuel Duty Frozen The Chancellor announced that fuel duty on petrol and diesel would remain frozen, cancelling the planned rise for the eighth successive year and making the current fuel duty freeze the longest for 40 years. Since 2010, the Chancellor said, this initiative had saved the average car driver a total of £850 while the average van driver had saved around £2,100 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Electric Car Momentum Gathers Pace

Electric Vehicles Get A Boost From Government’s Automated And Electric Vehicles Bill Earlier this year the government announced that it planned to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans, including hybrids, from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) posed a major risk to public health. The commitment was part of the government’s clean air plan which was needed because of the unnecessary and avoidable impact that poor air quality was having on people’s health, Ministers said. The government believes that poor air quality poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one year alone. The future’s electric The direction of Britain’s future mobility [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Vehicles|0 Comments

Autumn Driving: Tips and advice for driving at this time of year

How Autumn Affects Typical Driving Conditions Autumn has arrived and the clocks will be soon going back to mark the start of the winter season.  This time of year brings many changes for road users, from dazzlingly blinding sunlight to the first icy windscreen of the season. Autumn is particularly bad for dazzle from low sun.  However, drivers can improve their vision by making sure that the windscreen is clean - inside and out - as a hazy film builds up on the inside surface over time. At the same time, make sure you check the condition of the screen as scratches, abrasions and chips on the outside can intensify the sun's dazzle too, and may require remedial treatment, [...]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments