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04 Nov 2016

Total Motion sponsor Cosby United

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Total Motion, have announced their recent sponsorship of local village football team, Cosby United.

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25 Aug 2016

Total Motion’s Brand Ambassador, Paul Broadhurst, celebrates his recent victory

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Professional golfer and Brand Ambassador for Total Motion, Paul Broadhurst, is celebrating his career and most recent victory.

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23 Aug 2016

Total Motion support new concept of car hire in the UK

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Daily rental on the most powerful electric car in production is now available thanks to a brilliant concept by Mark Strachan of White Car, and the help of vehicle sourcing by the Total Motion specialist electric vehicle team.

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19 Aug 2016

Harry Hill Car Road Test – Volkswagen Golf GTE

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Harry Hill and Golf GTE final

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Volkswagen Golf GTE

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04 Aug 2016

Company Car Tax Increases

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The changes to company car tax for both the employer and employee that come into force over the next 5 years are ill thought out and will lead to increased emissions, the take up of tax avoidance schemes and reduced government income – not to mention having a negative impact on road safety.

There is already a ticking time bomb around grey fleet and this just makes the whole situation worse.

After over a decade of a fair system, the changes are not only badly thought out, but also disproportionate in terms of the increases for employers and drivers alike.

The decision is not only out of step with the rest of Europe but almost all of the developed economies of the world

The impact of the changes will include

  • Increased CO2 and NOx emissions
  • Reduced tax income
  • Increased council and government cost of admin
  • Increased accident rates and the risk to the road using public
  • Reduced revenues for the UK motor industry and foreign investment in R & D

 

The UK economy relies heavily on the motor industry and significant changes to the tax regime can affect research into new fuels and electric vehicles, which we not only need for the economy, but the environment as well.

It makes the electric and hybrid option (which is cleaner) less of an incentive and could drive many towards using commercial vehicles, which are less fuel efficient, higher on emissions and less safe.

The average employee is going to see around a 10% increase in their company car tax and employers between 8-16%.

While it is understandable to increase the tax rates on higher omitting vehicles, the blanket approach that has been adopted penalises everyone including those that have invested in greener vehicles.

The chancellor should take the opportunity in the next budget to fine tune the changes and focus more on the dirtier vehicles before we go too far down a path that could in effect lead to an increase in so many areas including road deaths and injuries.

This increase just does not make sense in particular in a time of such uncertainty after the Brexit vote.

At a time when there is a focus on reducing admin and red tape for business, this will increase it.

22 Jul 2016

What will Brexit mean for fleet?

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Who knows at the moment, but while the dust settles and the UK and Europe come to terms with the vote, this is what we think will happen in 2017…

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24 Jun 2016

Total Motion is one of the East Midlands’ fastest growing businesses

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Grant Thornton’s Kari Mellon (Senior manager, Tax) and Tom Copson (Associate Director), visited Leicester’s Total Motion to present its MD Simon Hill and Head of Finance, Mark Hughes with their East Midlands Top 200 certificate.

Grant Thornton’s Kari Mellon (Senior manager, Tax) and Tom Copson (Associate Director), visited Leicester’s Total Motion to present its MD Simon Hill and Head of Finance, Mark Hughes with their East Midlands Top 200 certificate.

Total Motion are delighted to be presented with an Award for the ‘East Midlands Top 200’.

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16 Jun 2016

Harry Hill Car Road Test – Mitsubishi L200

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Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Pick Up Barbarian 4WD Auto

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03 Jun 2016

Harry Hill Car Road Test – Mazda 3

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Harry Hill and Mazda 3

 

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Mazda 3 2.2d 150 Sport Nav Manual

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13 May 2016

Procurement

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Over recent years there has been an explosion in the number of Procurement Specialists who claim to be able to deliver savings on fleet costs that Fleet Managers, Fleet Management Providers and Lease Providers can’t.

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