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Massive Hike in Road Tax – up to £2,000

Posted: February 13th, 2017

From April 2017 the government have increased the VED charges on vehicles. This will particularly affect 4x4s and vehicles with high CO2 emissions.

An article by AutoExpress really hits the nail on the head, the link is below.

There seems to be a drive towards hitting at diesels and their emissions, but many of the arguments are based upon old diesel engines, whereas Euro6 emission cars all have AdBlue (information on this can be seen on our website under NEWS), which neutralises the harmful NOx emissions.

Vehicles: Buying -V- Leasing

Posted: February 18th, 2016

Vehicles: Buying –V- Leasing

Leasing a vehicle is a trend that is expanding year on year, but a trend that has many benefits for businesses and private people alike, so why should you think about leasing your next vehicle?

Firstly, let us cover some basics. There are many different financing products out there and some are not actually a lease, even if they have the word “lease” in the title. A true lease is a Business or Personal Contract Hire or an Operating Lease, anything else are not leases. A true lease you never own the vehicle.

Changes to Company Car Tax and CO2 BIK Tax Rates (2016-2020)

Posted: December 16th, 2015

Changes to Company Car Tax and CO2 BIK Tax Rates are to change.

This time zero and low emission cars will be liable for Benefit in Kind Tax (BIK).

The list shows the current figures for 2016-17 and includes up to 2020, which will enable you to plan which cars will be more suitable for you and your company.

Remember you can use Boss Tax Efficient Car Scheme which saves you and your employees money! Car Allowances 2016-2020

Employers are concerned about their driver’s eyesight and Road Safety

Posted: October 15th, 2015

A quarter of employers have concerns about driver eyesight, according to research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare and the survey revealed that 54% of employers do not offer eyecare to any of their drivers.

The survey found that employers are under pressure to provide all sorts of care and benefits for their employees and this falls in line with the Boss thinking over the next five years.

From another survey, found 77% of drivers do not read or know the changes to the Highway Code and Employers finding it becoming more onerous to making sure their drivers keep their skills and knowledge up to date.

Driving Abroad in Europe

Posted: September 18th, 2015

Company Vehicles – If your vehicle is leased and/or is a company vehicle you may require a letter from of authority from leasing company to take it outside of the UK. Vehicles that are insured by the company will also require a letter of authority. Please see your Boss Drivers Guide.

Good Samaritan Law – This European law requires every driver to stop and provide assistance when encourting an accident or incident if safe to do so.

Declaration – Boss Automotive recommends that you check on the requirements of each country being travelled in/through prior to leaving the UK.

Important changes September 2015

Posted: August 1st, 2015

boss-adblue-imageFrom September 2015, all new vehicles sold, leased or financed in the EU must be Euro 6 Emission compliant.

As a result, new diesel cars and light commercials will contain factory-fitted AdBlue® Injection system. which will neutralise most harmful NOx emissions.

What is AdBlue®?

AdBlue® a high purity manufactured solution, which is pumped to the diesel engine where it is injected into the exhaust gases.

AdBlue® has a dedicated tank within the vehicle and is refilled as and when it is required and is non-flammable and non-explosive; it is classed as a transportable fluid with minimal risk.

New tyre legislation set to hit motorists in the pocket.

Posted: May 21st, 2012

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The introduction of new tyre labelling to assess fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise performance could see prices rise, according to car leasing specialist Boss Automotive.

New legislation from Europe will be introduced from 1st November this year, dictating that every tyre sold must display ratings for fuel efficiency (rolling resistance), safety (wet braking) and noise. A picture-based system will be used similar to energy efficiency marks on white goods – enabling potential buyers to compare tyre characteristics before making a purchase.

New ‘stealth tax’ on lease cars

Posted: April 23rd, 2012

Car leasing specialist Boss Automotive is offering companies the chance to reduce their fleet costs with the onset of a new stealth tax on company cars – and this is likely to hit 45% of new car orders.

It has been predicted by the leasing industry that more than four out of 10 company cars will result in increased fleet and driver costs when the qualifying low emissions car, known as a QUALEC, threshold of 120g/km is abolished in April. A QUALEC is a car first registered on or after 1 January 1998 with a CO2 emissions figure which does not exceed exactly 120 g/km – but this limit will go down to 100g/km from April 2012.

New MOT – New Testable Components

Posted: April 3rd, 2012

In January 2012 the Department for Transport introduced a series of additional mandatory test items to the annual MOT. However, these were subject to a three-month ‘bedding in’ period during which any defects were only advisory.

From April 1st, a car will now fail a test if it does not meet the new requirements.
The changes have been brought in because of a revised European testing directive, which aims to bring in line test requirements across the continent. The new MOT will see a more thorough testing of the complex electronic
safety-related systems fitted to modern cars. Another significant aspect of the changes is a greater emphasis on ensuring that cars remain in their original specification as they age, especially regarding emissions.

French Breath Test Rule

Posted: February 21st, 2012

Car leasing specialist Boss Automotive is highlighting a new law insisting all UK motorists have a breathalyser kit in their cars when driving in France. The rule comes into force in July on the back of existing legal requirements for holidaymakers to also carry a warning triangle and a fluorescent safety vest. Motorists are being urged to carry at least two of the single-use breathalysers so that if they have checked themselves with one they can still show police they have a ready-to-use kit if stopped.
Those drivers caught without a kit will face a fine of 11 euros (£9) but the French have said there will be a period of grace till November before police start issuing the penalties. The breathalyser kits cost between around £1 and £2 and will be available at ferry and tunnel terminals for crossings to France,but motoring groups have warned that many drivers will still forget to pack them in their car.
Ken Davis, chief executive of Solihull-based Boss Automotive, which also provides vehicle schemes and fleet management services, said:
“It seems unfair on UK drivers that they will have to adhere to yet another requirement to drive on French roads. What we are concerned about is UK drivers not being made aware of this new law and being caught out.”