Fleets have been urged to provide evidence if employees are opting out of company cars due to the increasing benefit-in-kind tax burden.
Simultaneously, company car drivers have been called on to report details of the vehicle they are now driving if they have opted out of a company car for tax reasons.
The ‘demand for evidence’ comes from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) in an industry-wide call to provide “a robust and loud response” to the government’s ongoing review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.
In a bid to encourage fleet industry stakeholders, including fleet decision-makers and company car drivers to respond to the government’s review document, the BVRLA has launched a “call to action” page on its website - https://www.bvrla.co.uk/resource/taking-action-on-wltp.html. It is gathering responses, including case studies, and is also opening social media channels before passing all information on to HM Treasury.