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NewsinsightNews digestSalesfiguresRemarketing analysisFuelpricesCar RecruitmentreviewsManufacturer news???????? ContinuedTax changes drive switch towards salary sacrificeLeasing companies are reporting an increase in salary sacrifice for car schemes in the wake of April's National Insurance rise.National Insurance rose from 11% to 12% for all employees earning less than £817 per week and by an extra 2% for all those who earn more than the upper earnings limit of £42,484 per year. At the same time, the employers' rate increased from 12.8% to 13.8%.Read more...New research reveals a third of drivers in danger of MoT expiringNew research from Kwik Fit reveals that a third (34%) of drivers don't book their MoT in advance, and are in danger of being caught out when it expires. In addition, there are 1.1 million car owners who are choosing not to get their car's MoT renewed on the due date. With money tight, and motorists looking to stretch their budgets as far as possible, these drivers say that they will either wait until they are required to show their MoT certificate to renew it, or are letting time elapse to maximise the longevity of the new test.Read more...Morrison Utility Services to undertake green fleet review Morrison Utility Services has become a member of the Energy Saving Trust's Motorvate fleet carbon commitment scheme. The Government-backed scheme supports firms looking to reduce their carbon footprint from fleet vehicle emissions.Morrison Utility Services is undertaking a Green Fleet Review with an Energy Saving Trust consul-tancy team. The review will benchmark its fleet emissions and identify targets for improvement. It is part of an programme of measures targeted at reducing the company's total carbon emissions. Read more...Emissions hit all-time low at Fleet AllianceThe carbon emission levels of new vehicles currently being added to the managed fleet at Fleet Alliance have fallen to an all-time low.Almost two thirds of vehicles added to the fleet of 9,500 vehicles in August were below the 140g/km emission level, with a third of them below 120g/km and 3% with emissions below the 100g/km mark.In the first eight months of this year, of the vehicles added to the fleet, 77% were below 160g/km, with 62% of these below 140g/km as the swing to cleaner, more tax efficient new models continues.Read more...Independent parts could cut spend by up to 40% Cash-strapped police forces could achieve savieup to 40% on vehicle parts, according to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).IAAF chairman Nick Wilton told the National Association of Police Fleet Managers conference and exhibition, they had nothing to fear from going down the independent aftermarket route.Read more...For all the latest news, visit www.fleetnews.co.uk/news

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