this affect my business?
|During the course of preparing
this report we came across many misconceptions –
here are a few:
This legislation won’t affect me because…
“…My business is too small”
The legislation applies equally to all businesses who are
employers, from sole traders to PLCs. There are additional
requirements placed on businesses that employ over 5 people.
|“…I don’t run
If you drive (or ask a third party to drive) a vehicle on
company business – whoever it belongs to, or however short the
journey - it applies to you.
“…My staff run their own cars”
Whoever the vehicle belongs to, it becomes your company’s
responsibly to ensure
that it is roadworthy, maintained as per the manufacturer’s
service schedule, that it
is taxed and insured for business use, carries a current
MoT certificate etc.
“…all this is handled by our Leasing Company/ Accountants/
Brokers/ Bankers/ Lawyers etc….”
The law is quite clear in this respect: It is the
responsibility of Directors and Line
Managers, and cannot be transferred to a third party.