Franchised car retail groups are choosing to exit the UK fleet sector as their leasing divisions attract big offers from banks and car manufacturers amid a squeeze on profits from their core retail operations.
In the second of our series of updates on the taxation of electric vehicles (EVs) from MHA MacIntyre Hudson, leading adviser to the UK Motor Sector, Nigel Morris, employment tax director considers how wider regulation impacts tax policy and further influences the aim to increase the use of low emission vehicles.
Ford franchisee Pertwee & Back has suffered a 43.4% decline in turnover as it slipped into loss following a decision to improve profitability by placing a “greater emphasis on higher margin retail sales”.
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