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Car Comparator

With our Car Comparator you can select and compare vehicles available in the UK. Our car comparator will let you compare and contrast the full specs on your chosen vehicle(s) covering pricing, engines, performance, emissions, fuel consumption, weights and dimension, safety and the current taxation position including VED, P11D and annual fuel benefit and whole life costs.

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Company Car Tax Calculator

Our Company Car Tax calculator is simple to use and will allow you to select any vehicle currently available in the UK. You can then specify vehicle options, detail capital or annual contributions and our calculator will provide you with a full P11D breakdown - as we'll as providing you with the full specs on your chosen vehicle.

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Footprint Calculator

Our vehicle CO2 Emissions Footprint Calculator is the simplest way to calculate tailpipe emissions of CO2 by measuring your fuel consumption. Just add your fuel bills each period to see how much CO2 you have produced.

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HMRC P11D update

The Government’s moves to digitize its services includes the ability for company car drivers to update their car and fuel benefit details (P11D update). Follow our link to make sure your tax information is as up-to-date as possible.

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Fleet Tax Guide

Developed in association with leading tax expert BCF Wessex, the Company Car Today Fleet Tax Guide web app is the most convenient way for fleet managers and company car drivers to access the very latest fleet tax information and guidance via your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

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Licence check

With the abolition of the paper counterpart, the DVLA has taken its license checking online. The site requires your Driving License number, National Insurance number and postcode, and will then generate a PDF and a single-use code that can be given to fleet managers, vehicle rental companies or other relevant parties to prove a driver’s eligibility and legality.

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VED and MOT check

Grey fleet in particular can be a duty of care minefield, but luckily the government has made it a little easier to manage. With just a number plate and make of the car, the expiry date of Vehicle Excise Duty and MOT certificate can be viewed via the link below.

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EV Charging Points

As the network of public charging points grows alongside the rise in plug-in vehicles, we’ve provided a handy search of where the charging points are in your area, or the area you’re heading towards when you need a boost.

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Find a parking space

Finding a parking location when you arrive at your destination and then finding an available space, can be one of the most stressful parts of your journey. By following our link below, you can find the cheapest and most convenient parking options available at your destination. You can also see that accepted payment methods available for your chosen car park and where available, you can book and pay for your parking space in advance!

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Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs)

AFRs can be used to negotiate dispensations for mileage payments for business travel in company cars.

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Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs)

AMAP stands for Approved Mileage Allowance Payments. These are payments made to employees for the use of their own vehicle – or grey fleet. The allowances are designed to include fuel, insurance, servicing and maintenance.

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Benefit in kind (BIK)

Benefit-in-kind (BIK) - this is any benefit which employees receive from employment but are not included in a salary. The obvious example in our case is company cars, which are taxed according to the income of the employee.

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VED tables

1 April 2017 saw significant changes to the calculation of Vehicle Excise Duty (Road Fund License or Road Tax) rates. These changes will only apply to passenger cars registered from 1 April 2017. Vehicles registered before this date will continue to be taxed under the current regime.

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Pay the Congestion Charge

The TfL Congestion Charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving a vehicle within the charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. The easiest way to pay the charge is by registering for Congestion Charge Auto Pay. There are a range of exemptions and discounts available to certain vehicles and individuals.

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Pay the Dart Charge

The Dartford crossing charge (Dart Charge) depends on your type of vehicle and account type. Charges apply between 6am and 10pm every day, including Christmas and other bank holidays. You must pay by midnight the day after you cross.

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Low Emission Zone

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) covers most of Greater London and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including Christmas Day and bank holidays. It was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in the capital to become cleaner.

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T-Charge

From 23 October 2017, cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in central London will need to meet minimum exhaust emission standards, or pay a daily £10 Emissions Surcharge (also known as the Toxicity Charge, or T-Charge). This will be in addition to the Congestion Charge.

The minimum emissions standards are Euro 4/IV for both petrol and diesel vehicles and Euro 3 for motorised tricycles and quadricycles.

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