Like many enterprises, the question of leasing through the company or a car allowance, is one which is being raised more often. Much of this has come about because HMRC have continued to increase the Benefit in Kind (BiK) bands which apply to company car users. When you are offered a company car, you need […]
Audi, not to be outdone by BMW, have worked hard to improve everything about the new A4. You now have choice of 26% more power or 21% more fuel-efficient depending on your use. Every engine is improved with CO2 emissions as low as 99 g/km. With new BIK rules now in place, the 99 g/km […]
Changes in EU legislation in relation to emissions targets have paved a way for change amongst manufacturers. For company drivers, the increasing pressures relating to company car tax (benefit in kind) and CO2 means that emissions are now also important for the individual driver. Traditionally, fleets were run based on seniority or banding, so that […]
An option to using smaller, turbo charged engines like the ford 1.0 Ecoboost, is to use a larger, but still efficient engine and isolate cylinders. In the case of the new A3 saloon Audi have opted for being able to cut out two of the four cylinders. Previously manufacturers have isolated only one.
The big guns have already begun to bring cars to the market trying to attain the CO2 figures being demanded by European governments over the next decade. An example of this is the news release today from Peugeot in France concerning their new Hybrid Air Technology and the launch vehicle, the 2008 crossover.
Benefit-in-Kind tax is a tax that applies to all company cars that are driven in the UK. As it varies from car to car, it is important to take it into account when choosing company cars and car leasing deals, as it will add to the cost of your vehicle. Benefit-in-Kind makes use of different classifications […]