The Glossary Jargon of Fleet and Company Vehicles
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Benefit in Kind : These are extras or perks that are given to an employee, the company car being the most cited example, but could also include prizes given by the company.
Benefit in Kind Tax : Company car tax is calculated based not only their list price, but also the fuel type and the CO2 emissions.
Grey Fleet – This is the term used for a vehicle that is being used for business, but not owned by the company. For example, the vehicles is owned by the employee or a private rental.
MID: Motor Insurance Database - A central record of all insured vehicles on the roads in the UK that is managed by the Motor Insurers Bureau.
MID: The Motor Insurance Database contains a central record of all UK insured vehicles updated daily by insurance brokers and accessible via the cloud. The database is maintained by the UK
Mileage Pooling : Being able to offset low mileage cars that have exceeded site limits imposed on miles driven per annum.
P11D Value : This value is used to calculate the amount of company tax that you are liable for. The price comprises the vehicle list price delivery charges plus VAT.
PCH : A method of car leasing without ever actually owning the vehicle. The approach is to make an upfront payment followed by monthly payments. An option to buy outright is normally available at the end of the payment period.
VED : Better known as Vehicle Excise Duty is an annual tax levied on the vehicle owner. As of April 2017 it is derived from the CO2 emissions level and list price. If your vehicle has zero CO2 emissions, the good news is that you pay zero tax.
VIN – An unique number that identifies each vehicle and is assigned by the manufacturer. These are checked to determine the true history of a vehicle and should be checked before the purchase of any vehicle.
SaaS : Software as a service as applied to the management of a fleet, letting you pay for telemetric software on an as you use basis.
Fleet Experience : Within the fleet industry no claims discounts is replaced by a fleet experience report