Don’t let invisible risk and costs rise as you increase your grey fleet

Last year according to Companies House, there was record 660,000 new start-up businesses formed, up from 608,000 in 2015. A total of two million new Small Medium-sized Business (SMB) UK firms have been established since 2000 and UK business failures are also falling – roughly 15,000 each year close their doors. SMB numbers and growth is such that Centre for Economic & Business Research (CEBR) estimates that by 2020, 27% of total business contribution to the UK’s GDP will come from the UK’s small and micro business employing less than 50 people each.

What’s interesting about these numbers is the increasing percentage of SMB employees who do not have company cars but use their own vehicle to do their work. Many will get a cash allowance from their employer to buy their own car for work. Others simply use their existing private car. 

Aston Barclay to invest £1m in Chelmsford site

Aston Barclay has confirmed plans to invest £1m in its Chelmsford auction centre during 2018.

Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar, has opened the order book in 18 countries, for its initial model, the Polestar 1.

BMW profits over €10 billion

The BMW Group has released results for 2017, reporting its best-ever figures to date for sales volume, revenues and earnings.

Work platforms must be prepared for new grey fleet

Over the last couple of years there has been increasing unease about the self-employed status of most of the 1m UK-based gig economy workers, many of who are dependent on specific ‘work platforms’ like Deliveroo or Uber for all (or nearly all) of their income. 

The GATEway Project has invited members of the public to test a fleet of driverless pods at the Greenwich Peninsula, London. With ODO you can even manage vehicles with no drivers!

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