Post code lotteries and personal tax rates

Post code lotteries and personal tax rates

The press love the phrase “post code lottery”. But did you know the tax individuals in the UK pay depends very much on what you are being taxed on and increasingly where you live? In the graphic below we look at the effective tax rate (combining employee income tax...
Charging points and the link to “queuing theory”

Charging points and the link to “queuing theory”

I posted recently about the need to look at the (very near) future of electric car ranges before pushing ahead with the charging infrastructure based on current needs. Our resident mathematician Chris Sewell has looked into this a bit more and, using the simplest...
More on falling company cars numbers

More on falling company cars numbers

In 2010 the average company car emitted 147g/km of CO2, had a scale charge (the List Price x SC%) of £3,865 and the average company car driver had a marginal tax rate of 31.9%. By 2020 the CO2 emissions had fallen by 24% to 111g/km of CO2 and, despite this, the...
CO2 emissions fall as company car numbers fall

CO2 emissions fall as company car numbers fall

Almost exactly as predicted by HRUX two years ago, HMRC confirmed last week that the total number of company cars reported in 2019/20 has fallen to 800,000*, which is down 160,000 since 2016. That’s 160,000 people who’ve moved from a regime where CO2 is tightly...
Company car stats for 2019/20 announced

Company car stats for 2019/20 announced

It’s that time of year again folks; the HMRC company car stats are out for 2019/20. HMRC estimate there were 800,000 company cars reported in 2019/20, down 70,000 from the previous year, bringing in £2.5bn in combined tax and NIC for the Exchequer. These numbers are...