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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK new car sales: 2011 decline forecast as market conditions remain taxing

Last year's modest 1.8% increase in new car sales leaves a lot to be desired given the dismal year that the automotive industry had in 2009. Indeed, despite reaching the two million mark in 2010, new car registrations in the UK are still well below pre-recession levels, which stood at 2.4 million in 2007. Furthermore, vehicle manufacturers are also facing a market contraction in the year ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Energy efficiency becomes a valuable proposition for the UK's local councils

With the 2020 EU emission targets looming, public and private sectors face mounting pressure to be more energy efficient. While large corporations have generally appeared more proactive, many SMEs and councils have struggled to see the economic sense of energy efficiency. Reigate and Banstead Borough Council however has demonstrated the economic and political value of practical green initiatives.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Santander and Zenith Provecta: partnership may spark new life into cash starved UK fleet industry

Banco Santander has agreed to launch a new fleet funding initiative in partnership with fleet management specialist Zenith Provecta. While the deal could prompt a new wave of consolidation in the UK fleet market, it will also provide a new source of investment to a cash-starved industry in which small and medium sized lessors are struggling to find new funds to manage and purchase new fleets.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA/Saga: insurer looks set to benefit from proposed in-house credit hire operations

In a move to tackle the costs associated with credit hire, AA/Saga plans to bring its arrangements in-house. Credit hire costs are a major source of claims inflation for motor insurers, and bringing credit hire in-house could generate a lucrative side line, while also giving it greater control over a key driver in claims costs.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK fleet leasing: alive and well

It has been claimed that, due to the higher tax benefits, UK employees increasingly prefer to use their own car rather than a company vehicle for work purposes. However, the new corporate manslaughter law means that growing numbers of firms will opt to lease their fleet from a third party which has certified its vehicles as safe.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK forecourts: private fuel card still in the pipeline

Efforts to start an independent private fuel card have been hindered as it attempts to make an agreement with an oil company. Although the card now has more members than it reportedly needed to arrange a bulk discount, it is difficult for Pipeline to guarantee that members will use a single retailer for all their petrol purchasing and thus the sales needed to make the scheme viable.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Imminent tax surcharge not enough to drive corporate diesel purchases

UK fleet operators are not overly keen on diesel cars, but the soaring price of petrol and the increased efficiency of diesel engines has resulted in there being no better time to purchase. However, with only a few weeks left until the introduction of the tax surcharge for company cars with diesel engines, corporate buyers' reluctance to head to the showrooms is surprising.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Nov 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Commercial fuel retail: fuel cards lead the way in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK fleet fuel retailing: fuel cards lead but cash still contends

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK fleet: slowing growth in market volume

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2005

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