BVRLA launches Three-Year Plan

BVRLA Chairman Matt Dyer highlighting a number of hazards facing the sector when he spoke at the association’s Annual Dinner in London:

2017 has seen our part of the transport sector well and truly enter the limelight. The ‘demonization of diesel’, a spotlight on motor finance and questions about vehicle rental security have all dominated media headlines and risen up the agendas of both the Government and regulators.

These are not the only challenges that the vehicle rental and leasing sector has to deal with. In the midst of all this media and policy activity the BVRLA has to plot the industry’s course towards a fairer motoring tax regime, a competitive model for sharing and monetizing connected vehicle data and a sustainable market for electric vehicles. We need a stronger and better resourced trade association that can really fight the industry’s corner.

Dyer confirmed that the BVRLA would be recruiting new staff to boost its campaigning, communications, governance and training work. He also recognised that more could be done by working with external agencies to engage with MPs, policymakers and local authorities.

The BVRLA Chairman said there would be a tightening of the requirements of its inspection regime, and improvements to the level of feedback and support that is provided to BVRLA members.

The investment outlined in the speech come as the BVRLA confirmed another positive year for membership, with 931 members on board at the close of 2017, jointly operating almost 5 million cars, vans and trucks.

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