Having recently secured a major £120m bonds deal, Aston Martin appears to be banking on innovating its way through the current tough trading conditions and CEO, Andy Palmer, has promised that its ambitious investment plan can succeed.
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.
In a bid to professionalise finance industry employees, attract young talent, and provide career progression for staff, the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has been promoting Motor Finance Specialist Apprenticeships, created in line with the Government-approved level 3 apprenticeship standard.
Franchised car retailers have a role to play in disproving the challenges of electric vehicle (EV) adoption if consumers are to wholeheartedly adopt new AFV technology, writes Mike Morris, chief executive of Nexus Infrastructure and its subsidiary eSmart Networks.
There is widespread agreement that climate change is a major threat to our futures and the motor industry is taking an innovative lead by developing alternatives to the traditional carbon producing internal combustion engine (ICE).
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), their National Sales Companies and franchised car retailer networks need to upweight plans to stop the erosion of overhead absorption across the franchised sector, if the viability of their operations is to be improved and customer confidence maintained.
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