Fleets have been urged to provide evidence if employees are opting out of company cars due to the increasing benefit-in-kind tax burden.

Company car drivers have been called on to report details of the vehicle they are now driving if they have opted out of a company car for tax reasons.

The ‘demand for evidence’ comes from the BVRLA – of which Jaama is an associate member – in an industry-wide call to provide “a robust and loud response” to the government’s ongoing review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.

In a bid to encourage fleet industry stakeholders, including fleet decision-makers and company car drivers to respond to the government’s review document, the BVRLA has launched a “call to action” page on its website.

It is gathering responses, including case studies, and is also opening social media channels before passing all information on to HM Treasury.

The deadline for responses to the government document is Sunday, February 17, 2019.

BVRLA chief executive, Gerry Keaney, said: “With the current tax regime incentivising drivers to opt-out of company car schemes and take cash allowances, there is a real and present danger that without a change in gear on tax, we will see the demise of the company car and a missed opportunity to put cleaner vehicles on the road.

“We continue to work with Treasury to make clear the negative impact of the current vehicle tax system and we are urging others to do the same by sharing any evidence of detriment with us for inclusion in our consultation response.”