Company cars still an incentive
Employees in shared and serviced offices still find the company car is a relevant and welcome benefit new research has found.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which supports the interests of the automotive industry in the UK, has found that fleet demand was up 3.4 per cent in the first half of the year.
Fleet cars now account for 52 per cent of the new car market with both bosses and employees understanding that they represent good value for the company and its staff.
Matt Dyer, commercial director of LeasePlan UK, said: “The most farsighted employers, however, saw that cutting fleet can lead to much higher costs in the long term – such as expensive personal mileage claims or vehicle rental costs – and we now see a greater understanding of fleet’s value to an organisation.”