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Business Development Manager for Scotland

TPPL are delighted to welcome Keith Sergison as our new Business Development Manager for Scotland. Keith joins TPPL with a wealth of public sector and vehicle experience to take over from Jim Brand who recently retired following a long and successful career in our industry. To arrange a meeting with Keith contact or 07407 811103.

The Government Cuts Plug in Car Grant

The plug-in car grant will be cut by £1,000 and no longer apply to hybrid cars with a range of less than 70 zero emission miles, from November 12.

The Government said the reduction in funding – from £4,500 to £3,500 – for the cleanest cars, and withdrawing the grant completely for the likes of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Toyota Prius Plug-in, was a sign of its success.

The 22% cut in grant value for the cleanest cars also reflected the “recent reductions in the price of electric vehicles”, it claimed.

Furthermore, the Department for Transport (DfT) warned that it would be prepared to implement the new rate before November 12, if the news sparked a rush from buyers eager to qualify for the grant at current levels. However, it has only committed to fund the “next 35,000 of the cleanest vehicles”, according to the official announcement.

First introduced in 2011, the plug-in car grant (PICG) has provided a discount to the price of more than 160,000 new ultra-low emission vehicles.

Category 1 cars, with CO₂ emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range of at least 70 miles, received 35% off the purchase price, up to a maximum of £4,500.

Meanwhile, category 2 cars, with CO₂ emissions of less than 50g/km and a zero emission range between 10 and 69 miles, as well as category 3 cars, with CO₂ emissions of 50 to 75g/km and a zero emission range of at least 20 miles, benefitted from a grant for 35% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £2,500.

It has helped the plug-in hybrid market become more established, but the Government says it now wants to focus its support on zero emission models like pure electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars.

However, the cut in funding for ultra-low emission vehicles comes after the Government had already been warned that if it is to stand a chance of achieving its Road to Zero pledge of half of all new cars being ultra-low emission by 2030, it must bring forward planned reductions in company car tax rates and provide guarantees it will stay low.

Company car drivers considering a pure electric or hybrid car face a three-percentage point increase in benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rates from next April, before rates fall the following year.

To see which vehicles qualify for the grant please click here

This News Post contains extracts from Fleet News please click here to read the full article.


TPPL & NEPO Grounds Maintenance & Plant Framework


The Procurement Partnership are pleased to announce the launch of our new Grounds Maintenance & Plant Equipment including Handheld tools Framework Agreement. TPPL have established this OJEU compliant Framework in partnership with the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) as the lead authority.

The Framework has been designed to offer a unique solution to TPPL and NEPO members, covering an extensive range of equipment from 38 industry recognised suppliers, including dealerships and manufacturers located across the UK.

This Framework covers the following Equipment types:

Lot 1: Grounds Maintenance Equipment including options to offer spare parts and maintenance contract services (35 Suppliers)

Lot 2: Plant Equipment including options to offer spare parts and maintenance contract services (14 Suppliers)

Lot 3: Handheld Tools and Equipment (21 Suppliers)

Please follow this link to access the member’s area page which provides our guideline document for information on how to access the Framework and rankings of suppliers. The agreement page also contains links to the Contract Notice Award Notice and Framework Agreement.

If you have any questions on accessing this new Framework or would like to discuss any requirements you may have, please contact a member of the team in the office on: 01954 250517, or send an email to GM& Alternatively please contact one of our regional Business Development Managers:

Rob Kendall:  South England & Wales

Mob:  07786 383133

John Lomax: North England & Wales

Tel:  0161 4911812

Mob: 07973 325085


Jim Brand: Scotland

Mob: 07803 888324



If members cannot gain access to the member’s area of the site please email Adam Pickels:

WLTP Announcement

Dear Member,

As you are aware due to the introduction of WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) manufacturers are having to discontinue certain engine derivatives across their ranges and there is uncertainty around the CO2 figures for engine’s that are continuing in production.

Until this new testing procedure has been completed across all manufacturers and their model ranges it is creating a problem for leasing companies in providing quotes that are accurate for CO2, VED, BIK as well as an uncertainty around vehicle availability.

The result of this is where quotations are  provided via My Quote portal we cannot give any guarantee as to the availability of the vehicle quoted, also accuracy of the rental is in question as the CO2 may be different when the vehicle is registered so the VED band may change (indications are that the vast majority of CO2 values will increase under the new testing procedure) so the rental will change to reflect the difference in VED cost.

The position that we find ourselves in is not ideal and will, I’m sure, continue to cause issues over the short term. Please ensure that before placing orders based on Quotations off the portal check with the successful quotation supplier to ensure that they will accept the quotation. Following this procedure should ensure that there are no problems when placing your order.

Many Thanks

Jim Brennan


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Nissan Navara Price Increase

Please be aware that Nissan will be implementing price change to the Navara that will be effective from 1st February 2018.


The purpose of this Post is to give you advance notice of pricing actions affecting the Navara within the Nissans range.

Navara price increase will be applied as follows:

Navara Visia : – £200.00
Navara Acenta : £0.00 (no change)
Navara Acenta+ : + £780.00
Navara N-Connecta : + £780.00
Navara Tekna : + £900.00
Metallic Paint : + £55.00

Price Protection – Fleet Orders : C & L Types
All sold customer orders placed on the system up to and including 31st January 2018 will be automatically price protected where there is no change to Sales Type or Customer Name before the registration date. Further to automatic price protection, you may request manual price protection where all of the following criteria are met:

1. The customer must provide proof that the original quotation was generated on or before 31st January 2018. This will need to include the end users details, date quoted, price quoted and model quoted;

2. The subsequent sold customer order has been placed on the system no later than 28th February 2018.

3. An online Price Protection form has been submitted by the supplying dealer no later than 23rd March 2018.

Any vehicles that do not conform to the above criteria will not be price protected.

We trust this bulletin has informed you sufficiently. Please get in touch using the contact details below should you have any further questions please contact:

THE FLEET TEAM ON: 0121 502 8170 option 3 then option 1

LDV Terms with TPPL

Following ongoing negotiations, TPPL are delighted to announce we now have preferential discount support terms in place for our members on LDV Commercial Vehicles. We are sure this addition to our manufacturing partner portfolio will be beneficial to our members. For details of the support terms we have negotiated on our members behalf. Please click here to see our terms (Users must be logged in to view the page, if you have forgotten your login details please contact a member of the team on 01954 250 517 or

If you are interested in acquiring LDV vehicles for your organisation, please note that all Public Sector enquiries, quotation requests and purchase order submissions should be directed to the LDV Sales Team on email:  LDV Sales.

For information on the LDV product portfolio’s click here to link you directly into the manufacturer’s website.

Procurement For All Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

We are delighted to confirm that we are exhibiting at Procurement For All’s (PFA) inaugural annual conference and exhibition on the 1st of February 2018 at Manchester United’s Old Trafford.

TPPL are leading providers of procurement services and EU compliant frameworks to over 700 members across the UK public sector. Our membership includes Local authorities, Housing associations, Fire authorities, Universities, Schools and Leisure trusts.

The PFA conference is free to attend for delegates and covers a number of key topics for public sector procurement. The TPPL team on the day will be happy to discuss the comprehensive range of procurement solutions available from TPPL and how we can help your organisation achieve value from procurement activity in 2018.

For more information on the event and to register for your free delegate place, please visit:


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