About Nick Jones

Nick has over 15 years experience of the fleet industry working in a European consultancy role for GE Fleet Services, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Lex Autolease. Nick has also purchased fleet management services when he was Head of Sourcing, Fleet at procurement outsourcing company Xchanging and latterly Head Of Procurement, Logistics at the COOP.

July 2019

Fleet Management – Changing Your Supplier

2019-07-18T13:20:06+00:00

Fleet Management - Changing Your Supplier In many organizations there can be a reluctance to change suppliers.  This can be especially true in a complex area like fleet management.  The sheer range of diverse stakeholders from drivers to finance, health and safety, HR and payroll means any transition will pose risks to the organization. There [...]

Fleet Management – Changing Your Supplier2019-07-18T13:20:06+00:00

June 2019

HR and Company Cars All You Need To Know

2019-12-02T14:18:18+00:00

HR and Company Cars It’s been a fluid company car landscape for HR professionals recently, with multiple changes that can impact car benefit provision to your employees, such as:   Company Car benefit-in-kind taxation Changes Upcoming changes with the introduction of 15 new bandings, of which 11 will be for ultra-low emitting cars. From 2020, [...]

HR and Company Cars All You Need To Know2019-12-02T14:18:18+00:00

Driving In Europe

2019-06-10T10:32:45+00:00

Driving in Europe If you are planning to take your vehicle to Europe this summer, there are certain steps required so you can legally drive abroad, plus some good tips on what else to consider. Essentials Owned vehicle - Vehicle log book – V5C or; Leased Vehicle - Vehicle on Hire Certificate and letter of [...]

Driving In Europe2019-06-10T10:32:45+00:00

May 2019

EVP Supporting Local Sports Teams

2019-05-21T13:26:37+00:00

EVP Supporting Local Sports Teams EVP Solutions were delighted to sponsor the Trafford MV under 12 rugby team on their recent tour to the lake district.  The action packed weekend started with overnight camping at Windermere Rugby Club followed by a range of activites starting with abseiling into a disused quarry.  The following day the [...]

EVP Supporting Local Sports Teams2019-05-21T13:26:37+00:00

Workplace Parking Levy

2019-05-21T13:19:17+00:00

Workplace Parking Levy The recent deal agreed by the SNPs and Scottish Green party, as part of the latest Scottish Budget, will allow Scottish councils to introduce a workplace parking levy (WPL). With the WPL resulting in employers having to pay an annual tax to the council for each parking space, this could result in [...]

Workplace Parking Levy2019-05-21T13:19:17+00:00

March 2019

Dartford Crossing

2019-03-12T15:01:55+00:00

The Dartford Crossing The Dartford Crossing consists of two northbound tunnels and the  southbound Queen Elizabeth II bridge. Until 2014 toll booths were in operation which, due to the volume of traffic resulted in long delays especially at peak times. In November 2014 the new DART charge was introduced.  This saw the toll booths removed [...]

Dartford Crossing2019-03-12T15:01:55+00:00

Driving and Mobile Phones

2019-03-12T14:20:37+00:00

Driving and Mobile Phones The Law The use of a hand-held mobile phone while driving is illegal. It is also illegal if you are a passenger supervising a learner driver. Mobile phone driving laws were first introduced in December 2003.  Since 2007 the penalty was three points on your licence and a £100 fine. From [...]

Driving and Mobile Phones2019-03-12T14:20:37+00:00

Child Car Seats

2019-03-14T09:12:10+00:00

Child Car Seat Legislation Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height or weight. Height-based seats Height-based seats [...]

Child Car Seats2019-03-14T09:12:10+00:00

GDPR

2019-03-11T10:48:35+00:00

GDPR and Leasing | The Impacts General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018 brings changes to the way in which businesses manage personal information.  The impact for lessors is likely to be significant so in this post we look at what changes are likely to take place. The Legislation [...]

GDPR2019-03-11T10:48:35+00:00

February 2019

Winter Driving

2019-03-06T14:19:19+00:00

Winter Driving The weather in the UK over winter can be a real mixed bag.  From frost to snow, dazzling winter sun and heavy rainstorms we pretty much have it all.  Winter driving can therefore be a precarious task.  So what can you do to minimise the risk? The Vehicle Make sure the vehicle [...]

Winter Driving2019-03-06T14:19:19+00:00