London already has a number of emission reducing strategies in place and has even talked up the prospect of joining the likes of Paris, Mexico City and Madrid in banning diesel vehicles from the city centre. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the current situation and how such changes are likely to affect businesses who manage a fleet of vehicles.
The core of any business that relies on getting goods from one place to the next, or even their employees out in full force, will rely heavily on their vans or fleet of vehicles. There is no shying away from the huge benefits these vehicles offer you. Not to mention the money they potentially save you on outsourcing this side of things out to someone else. However, not taking care of your fleet can be disastrous. Which is why it is worth remembering some of the major factors that can help ensure that your van fleet stays healthy and running smoothly. In this day and age, there are still thousands of unroadworthy and unmaintained vans and vehicles on the road that are causing more issues for the UK. Because of this, there is now more funding in place set aside from the government for more roadside checks to be done, and for more vans and trucks to be stopped to check. It is now more essential than ever to ensure that your fleet is up to scratch.
Craig Hughes, a private client tax director at Menzies LLP, suggests a two-tier approach to staff perks could be an ideal solution to employers and employees.
Jodie Hill, solicitor at Milners Law, discusses the possible legal grey areas that may appear once some sacrifice schemes are scrapped.
Samantha Fearnley, head of people at restaurant group Red’s True Barbecue, explains what steps HRs need to take to boost employee morale.
James Monks, finance director at RAM Tracking, discusses alternative solutions for employers now that most salary sacrifice schemes will be losing their tax-saving benefits.
Saving money and growing your business in 2017 will be a New Year’s resolution for many companies. Make sure your business stays efficient, profitable and accountable with RAM Tracking.
As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back on 2016. It’s been a good year for RAM and our award-winning vehicle tracking systems. We moved into a bigger workspace, meaning we could expand our workforce, as well as taking part in two Investor in Customers surveys. In April this year, we achieved the two star “Outstanding” accreditation. We listened to the needs of our customers, built on their ideas and implemented new and improved processes, which resulted us investing in another IIC survey in November, and the full top three star “Exceptional” accreditation. RAM is the only tracking company to achieve this esteemed award.
Imagine our surprise when, earlier this year, we received a call from the big man himself, Father Christmas! He wanted to enquire about our GPS vehicle tracking for his sleigh, to increase his productivity on Christmas Eve.
On Friday 16th December, employees here at RAM Tracking took part in Christmas Jumper Day; a bit of fun in the office to raise money for a very serious cause; “Coopas Wish to Walk”.
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