Dealers write to Chancellor

Time 11:35 am, December 15, 2008

Dealers write to ChancellorDEALERS have demanded more radical measures to stimulate the economy, in an open letter to the Chancellor.

The RMIF has called upon Alistair Darling to continue recent bold measures, to revive consumer and business confidence.

RMIF chairman has compiled a detailed response to the 2009 budget. This features strong guidance on what the Chancellor needs to do in order to help car dealers.

Areas Williams has covered include:

•    VED Refunds
•    Business rate relief on empty buildings
•    Benefit In Kind – car tax averaging
•    Scrappage allowance
•    Car Sales Tax
•    100 per cent first year capital allowance on all new commercial vehicle sales
•    Transport fuel prices and fuel tax
•    VAT
•    Corporation tax
•    Business support for small business and the enterprise economy
•    Skills reform

Car Dealer has scooped the text of the letter, which you can read by following the link: rmif-2009-budget-response

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