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BVRLA updates commercial vehicle Fair Wear & Tear Guide

BVRLA Commercial Vehicle Fair Wear and Tear Guide CV2020

THE BVRLA has been updating its industry setting Fair Wear & Tear Guide for commercial vehicles. The updated guide covers commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses up to 17 seats. A number of changes have been applied to the guide in relation to:  Chips, dents and scratches  Windscreens  Minor repairs  Major repairs  Direct Vision Sensors and ADAS, in-cab cameras  Passenger vehicles …

Brokers should prepare for FCA’s move from Gabriel data collection platform

fca building - brokers need to prepare for FCA move from Gabriel

THE BVRLA has warned that leasing brokers should start preparing for the FCA’s move to its new data collection platform. The new data collection platform will be known as RegData and replaces the current Garbiel system. The FCA said: We’ll email firms’ principal user and associated users three weeks before their moving date, with reminders five days and one day to go.…

Nora Leggett appointed to director of human resources role at BVRLA

Nora Leggett director human resources at the BVRLA

THE BVRLA’s Nora Leggett has been appointed the association’s new director of human resources, effective 01 July 2020. Formerly the BVRLA’s director of member services, a position she has held since 2013, Leggett will now be responsible for managing recruitment, internal communications, payroll and benefits. She will also maintain responsibility for the association’s Learning and Development team, which delivers a wide range…

Guide to operating your brokerage in the pandemic

Front cover of Operating during the covid 19 pandemic

THE BVRLA has produced a downloadable booklet that can be used by leasing brokers returning to work. Called A Guide to Operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, the pdf will be updated when new information or guidance is available with a new version number. Amanda Brandon, director of fleet services, writing in her introduction, says: “The aim of this guide is to provide…

Vehicle collections and deliveries can go ahead says BVRLA

Car deliveries can go ahead during covid-19

SOME great news for brokers trying to unlock ordered cars from closed dealerships: collection and delivery can start going ahead again. The BVRLA said it wants dealerships and other delivery agents to start moving vehicles again. Such a move would help uncork all the cars and vans stuck in the automotive supply chain. The BVRLA says the Department for Transport has made…

No delay to WLTP taxation

WLTP to go ahead

FOLLOWING our story in last week’s newsletter, Delays in registrations will lead to rental rises, any chance of deferring the new WLTP tax rates appears to be off the table. With cars stuck in compounds, and dealers unable to work and register vehicles, new cars will be subject to potentially much higher VED and BIK rates post April 01 and 06 respectively. A…

BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference – save the date

Broker Conference

Get your diaries out – electronic or otherwise – and blank out this can’t miss date: 20 May 2020. It’s the day of the BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference. Following last year’s successful conference at One Birdcage Walk, London, the venue this year will be at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London. The sessions will be more condensed to…

Low Cost Vans compliance director Joanne Humphreys wins Industry Hero award

Joanne Humphreys receives Industry Hero award

CONGRATULATIONS to Joanne Humphreys who picked up a BVRLA Industry Hero award last night at the annual BVRLA dinner (March 05, 2020). Joanne is the compliance director at Neath-based broker Low Cost Vans. BVRLA chief executive, Gerry Keaney, said her work on compliance had been outstanding. Speaking at the London dinner, Keaney said: “Joanne has immersed herself in the compliance area, coming…