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David Chandler and Harvey Perkins have spent much of their professional careers advising employers on company cars, and neither can remember a time where there was more change in the market than there is now.

HRUX have one of the most successful company car advisory consultancies in the UK, with over 30 major projects successfully completed in just the last 12 months. Between us we have over 50 years’ experience gained with “Big4” accounting firms and we have a proven track record of providing clear, independent and relevant advice.  From large companies listed on the FTSE with thousands of company cars through to small SMEs with just a handful, HRUX help companies of all size, sector and geography.

We’ve advised OEMs, banks, funders, brokers and fleet operators and are regular speakers at industry events.  We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your current Company car issues – click contact below

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Boris Johnson and his advisors

Boris Johnson and his advisors

We totally support the drive to EV, BUT Elon Musk thinks global battery supply won’t even get close to meeting demand in the short to medium term. Presumably Boris Johnson is being briefed that it will. Polestar think that one of the most advanced BEVs available will...

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P11D stats updated (finally!)

P11D stats updated (finally!)

HMRC have finally shared benefit in kind stats up to the end of April 2019 which show us that 870 thousand company cars were reported in 2018/19. The overall tax and NIC take by the exchequer rose to £2.46bn. These remain provisional numbers. This includes cars that...

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Hybrid ban from 2030?

Hybrid ban from 2030?

I don’t know about you, but I dread reading the news every morning. I think we’re living in what the old Chinese curse would call “interesting times”! Right in the middle of all of this chaos the Government appear to be leaking that the hybrid ban will come in 2030,...

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Polestar and Life Time Emissions

Polestar and Life Time Emissions

How impressive are Polestar? The new car is clearly a winner. And now they’ve put out their own Life Cycle Assessment of emissions comparing the Polestar 2 to a Volvo XC40 Petrol. This is a complex area and I’ve already read arguments on here disputing Polestar’s...

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Changes to VAT on car contracts

Changes to VAT on car contracts

I wouldn't normally post about VAT, however, this has potential to impact leasing companies and funders... HMRC have amended their guidance on the VAT treatment of early termination fees and compensation payments which could have a serious and wide spread...

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Can we talk about Electric Vehicles?

Can we talk about Electric Vehicles?

Read a “car crash” of an exchange on LinkedIn this morning between an advocate of EV and someone worried about the supply of Lithium (and presumably other materials) for batteries. It was all there, disagreement yes, but conflicting data presented as facts, emotion...

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Innovation in Electric Car Design

Innovation in Electric Car Design

I took this photo at the Geneva Motor-show a couple of years back. It’s the all electric Microbus that VW have been threatening to make for a couple of years now. We need cars like this. There’s something a little sad about EVs built to look like current petrols and...

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UK Car Market: How does it compare globally?

UK Car Market: How does it compare globally?

In this second post about the UK car market we’re sharing some stats about the size of the market, the percentage of BEVs registered, and how we compare to the rest of the world. China bought almost half of all the BEVs sold in the world in 2019, at 1.1m units. That's...

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How old is the average car in the UK?

How old is the average car in the UK?

How old is the average car in the UK? It’s 8.3 years and that’s been getting worse every year since 2005. This is the first in a short series of posts about the UK car market, its size, age, fuel mix and how it competes with other countries.... The graph on the left...

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Moving the goalposts

Moving the goalposts

In 2002 Gordon Brown changed the way company car tax worked to encourage fleets to focus on cars that emitted less CO2. Under NEDC, as it was then, a car that emitted less than 169g/km attracted the lowest rate of just 15%. Year on year OEMs knocked it out of the...

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Cash options and AMAP

Cash options and AMAP

It’s a common fallacy that cash options work best for employees with low business mileage, when in practice it’s often the other way around. HMRC’s Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) mean you can pay an employee who drives business mileage in their own car 45p...

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Car alternatives Alphabetti Spaghetti

Car alternatives Alphabetti Spaghetti

It is frankly astounding how many acronyms we have to describe an alternative to a company car…… but let’s be honest, forget ECO, SECOP, PCH, CSA, MCA, Landed Cost, Cash option, etc, etc; there are really just two that matter, it’s either a company car, or it’s not....

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Mercedes best car? It may be a PHEV…

Mercedes best car? It may be a PHEV…

We think PHEVs have a key role to play in the future of the car. We think HMG are fundamentally wrong to talk about banning them in as little as 12 years’ time. Why? Let’s look at three Merc SUVs; the GLE 3.0d and the GLE 350de & the EQC. The first is a diesel the...

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What is a business mile?

What is a business mile?

This week, Wile E Coyote helps us to explain how to avoid a £600k unexpected tax bill on a fleet of just 30 company cars.     David and Harvey talk about the definition of a business and private mile, and ordinary commuting. What is a temporary workplace?...

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The accidental private fuel charge

The accidental private fuel charge

We need to get Barry from his house to our local office to sign a contract (it's about a mile). What’s the most expensive way to do it? Helicopter charter Hire a limo Hire a horse and carriage Ask him to drive it in his company car and reimburse him for the fuel? Well...

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Our P11D Webinar

Our P11D Webinar

We’re delighted to share the recording of our third free weekly webinar, which is brought to you by the letters P and D and the number 11. Yes, it’s P11D! The webinar considers some of the key stats published by HMRC concerning P11D completions in 2017/18 and how...

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Employment Taxes Voice

Employment Taxes Voice

“Most people entering the tax profession like the fact things change – we have an annual Budget (sometimes more than one!) and the tax playing field never sits still. However, the pace of change over the last 3 years in the company car/employment tax space has been...

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Company Car Tax Update April 2020

Company Car Tax Update April 2020

Thank you to all that attended our webinar earlier today entitled “Company Car Tax Update April 2020”. As promised the recording of the event can be accessed below. It seems crazy to David and I that we can look back on 2019/20 tax year and say those were the days...

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Tale of Two Jags

Tale of Two Jags

Jaguar E-pace vs I-pace. How much CO2 have they emitted so far? These two Jags are built together in Graz, Austria, and will be delivered to customers in the UK after 5th April. They are broadly similar sizes and do the same job. One is “zero emission” the other a 2...

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Electric Future

Electric Future

I believe in electric vehicles. I believe in an electric future. However right now, at the risk annoying some, I believe there is an issue. In 2019, around 38,000 new ZEVs were registered in the UK. Supply issues for the essential ingredients in lithium ion batteries...

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The Chancellor’s Budget, Done and Dusted?

The Chancellor’s Budget, Done and Dusted?

The Chancellor's Budget speech made me giggle, I’d give him 8 out of 10 for the delivery. For the Automotive Sector however, maybe only 3 out of 10 for the content? The news included a reduction in the grant for ZEVs, from £3,500 to £3,000. Even at that rate, the...

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Law Society Car Seminar

Law Society Car Seminar

Delighted with the attendance at our company car seminar yesterday in the very grand setting of the Law Society. It’s the first seminar where we had some WLTP CO2s figures to talk about. And boy is it getting confusing! Add 1% for the escalator, less 2% for the...

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In 2035 will we Really all be in Electric Car?

In 2035 will we Really all be in Electric Car?

I like cars, I think they are cool. I freely accept that you may not, and that’s cool too. And as a fan of cars I’m inevitably a fan of electric cars. I read a lot about Jay Leno (the famous US comedian and classic car collector) saying he thought electric was the...

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Battery Supply Issues

Battery Supply Issues

So, battery supply issues have hit production of the Jaguar I-pace and Audi etron. Short term issues I’m sure, but the fact remains there’s not enough Cobalt (and other materials) to make anything like the number of batteries BEVs will need, globally, in the short to...

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