Spending Review: Transport capital spending ‘up 50%’ 25 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright PA Investment in major transport projects is to increase over the current Parliament, by 50% to £61bn, Chancellor George Osborne has announced as part of the Spending Review. He called it “the biggest increase in a generation” on road […]
The 2016 Autosport International show will celebrate the career of racing driver Damon Hill when it opens to the public this January. The 1996 Formula 1 World Champion will be reunited with his Williams FW18 racing car as part of the show, 20 years on from winning the Formula 1 title. Hill started his Formula […]
Autumn Statement 2015: What it means for you By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 25 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright PA In a speech that lasted for more than an hour, Chancellor George Osborne revealed his financial game plan and how this will affect the wallets and purses of the watching public. […]
The Chancellor has announced new road funding measures including a permanent pothole fund as part of the Autumn Statement. In his speech George Osborne confirmed an overall £15 billion of investment in the Roads Investment Strategy period and also reiterated the statement in the Summer Budget that that future roads investment will be underpinned by […]
Diesel cars will continue to attract a 3% Benefit in Kind levy until April 2021 in the wake of the recent emissions scandal, Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed in the Autumn Statement. The levy was originally due to have been dropped from next April, levelling the rates for diesel and petrol vehicles in recognition of […]
Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans crack down on the fraud and claims culture in motor insurance as part of the Autumn Statement and Spending Review. Whiplash claims cost the country £2bn a year, an average of £90 per motor insurance policy. The Government said it intends to introduce measures to end the right to […]
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Autumn Statement: Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty By Brian Milligan Personal Finance reporter 25 November 2015 From the section Business Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes will soon have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty, the chancellor has announced. From April 2016, they will have to pay a 3% surcharge on […]
The UK government has announced a £7 billion programme to make house building a priority which includes more than 400,000 affordable homes. Chancellor George Osborne called it the biggest affordable housing programme since the 1970s when he made the announcement as part of his Autumn financial statement. It will include £2.3 billion paid directly to […]
Last month relations between the Tories and John Bercow hit an all-time low as the Speaker called Sajid Javid ‘incompetent’… The post Watch: John Bercow tells Corbynista to ‘get a grip’ during Autumn Statement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Autumn Statement: Government to borrow less this year 25 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright Thinkstock The government will borrow less money this year than was expected to at the time of the Budget in July. The slight fall in the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast from £74.1bn to £73.5bn was announced […]
Centiro is warning retailers risk further Black Friday headaches unless they manage delivery networks effectively. Last year’s problems were too big to ignore, with many retailers and 3PLs already taking preventative measures to prepare themselves. The likes of Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have built standalone websites for the day, while Yodel has spent […]
The Volkswagen Group has confirmed the recall work required to address the NOx emissions on its EA 189 diesel engines, with the required fixes expected to take less than an hour. Presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany, the updates so far concern the 1.6 and 2.0-litre four-cylinder Euro 5 diesel engines, and […]
The General Medical Council (GMC) has issued new guidelines to doctors urging them to report medically ‘unfit’ drivers to DVLA. The strengthened guidelines emphasise all doctors’ duty to disclose information to the DVLA or DVA (Northern Ireland), where the patient has failed to act. The guidelines build on the current Confidentiality guidance published in 2009, […]
Esso and BP have signed reciprocal fuel card agreements to expand the number of service stations that drivers using their respective fuel card can fill up at. The move will enable Esso card customers to fill up at BP branded sites throughout the UK starting in 2016. There are approximately 1,200 BP forecourts in the […]
Malaysia’s 1MDB in China power deal that’s moving markets Karishma Vaswani Asia business correspondent 25 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysian state fund 1MDB has $11bn in debt It’s rare to see the Malaysian ringgit rise against the US dollar – especially given its performance this year – down […]
It’s funny being a dinosaur, especially a motor industry one. The more that things are done differently – or digitally, it seems – the more they stay exactly the same. I was intrigued ?to read that a company was offering used cars “delivered to the door” with 150 checks performed and a 14-day money-back guarantee. Although […]
Deborah Jenkins has joined Alphabet in the newly created role of general manager, customer relationship management. Jenkins joins Alphabet from outside of the fleet leasing and mobility industry, bringing with her a deep appreciation of account management, customer service and customer experience. Show More Summary
Discussions need to begin within the fleet sector over how to handle the huge amounts of data that will be produced by the UK’s company car and van parc. So says fleet software specialist Chevin, pointing out that connected data will start to become available soon and basic questions remain unanswered including who should have […]