Demand for used diesel cars could flounder

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Fleets have been warned that used market demand for diesel company cars could flounder amid legislators’ concerns over their exhaust emissions.
 
Vehicle manufacturers have invested heavily to develop, deliver and market lower CO2-emitting cars, supported by CO2-based company car benefit-in-kind tax, Vehicle Excise Duty and capital allowances and lease rental restrictions.
 
As a result, demand for diesel vehicles has soared as fleets and company car drivers seek tax savings and fuel efficiency benefits.
 

Corporate Manslaughter Sentencing to be Reviewed

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Organisations with a turnover of more than £50 million could be fined £20 million and possibly more under proposals to reform corporate manslaughter sentencing guidelines.
 
The Sentencing Council is consulting until 18 February, 2015 on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences.
 
Organisations found guilty under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 could, according to existing Sentencing Council guidance, be fined “seldom less than £500,000” but the penalty “may be measured in the millions of pounds”.
 

DVLA Scam Warning

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DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

The email, which wrongly claims to have been sent from DVLA, appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details. DVLA have not sent out an email asking customers to update or verify their details.

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