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ACFO focuses on helping fleets with reducing costs for first 2015 seminar

Date: 02 April 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

ACFO is dedicating its first seminar of 2015 to operating expenditure in an attempt to ensure organisations don't miscalculate costs.

Held on 8 May at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, the event will cover a number of issues including fleet funding options, calculating car and light commercial vehicle whole life costs, fuel management and tax accounting.

Members attending the meeting will be able to test various Jaguar and Land Rover models including the new XE in both 163hp and 180hp levels and the Discovery Sport.

During the seminar question and answer sessions are planned with a panel. Speakers during the day will include:

  • Peter Cakebread, chairman of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and managing director of Marshall Leasing.
  • Paul Jackson, managing director, The Miles Consultancy.
  • Mike Brazel, specialist consultant (funding and taxation), Leaseplan.
  • Mark Cartwright, head of vans at the Freight Transport Association.
  • Dan Rees, senior manager, Deloitte Car Consulting Team.
  • Caroline Sandall, ACFO deputy chairman and fleet manager, Barclays Bank.

"The parameters in respect of vehicle selection have changed enormously in recent years. No longer may one vehicle fuel type or one funding method suit fleets," said John Pryor, ACFO chairman.

"Historically, fleets perhaps only had to consider whether they ran petrol or diesel vehicles and whether they were funding via a contract hire arrangement or outright purchased. Today there are so many issues to consider that can have a huge impact on an organisation's tax burden and cash flow," said Pryor.

Those wishing to attend should email