A calendar of key dates and events for fleet, procurement, finance and HR professionals for 2019.
1st January:The International Accounting Standards Board’s new regime comes into force for accounting periods starting on or after this date. For companies reporting under IFRS, this means that lease activity will need to be counted on balance sheet.
13th February: RoSPA’s Road Safety Conference will focus on initiatives to protect the country’s most vulnerable road users. Details here
The Chancellor’s Spring Statement will be slimmer than the Autumn Budget, but it is expected to reveal the outcome of the Government’s review into the effect of the new emissions tests on vehicle taxes. Details here
7th-17th March: The Geneva Motor Show. Details here
29th March: The two-year anniversary of the Government’s decision to invoke Article 50. This is the expected date of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
20th March: The Fleet News Awards celebrate the country’s most efficient, clean and safe fleets. Details here
4th April: SMMT Connected 2019 will bring together automotive professionals, as well as people from the tech, media and political spheres, to discuss the future of mobility. Details here
6th April: From this date, many of the benefits that are associated with Salary Sacrifice vehicles – for example, insurance and maintenance – will be included in the tax calculations.
8th April: London is introducing its Ultra-Low Emission Zone, replacing the existing T-Charge. The most-polluting vehicles will face a charge to travel through the city centre. Other cities, such as Southampton, are expected to introduce Clean Air Zones in 2019. Details here
30th April – 2nd May. The Commercial Vehicle Show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham. Details here
May: Brake Fleet Safety Conference. Sharing best practice in managing road risk including driver safety, safe vehicles, road safety analysis and action. Details here
16-19 May: The London Motor & Tech Show will take place at ExCeL. Details here
June: SMMT International Automotive Summit. Details here
July: BVRLA Fleet Technology CongressA conference exploring the latest automotive technologies. Details here
The Chancellor’s next Autumn Budget will likely be delivered in either October or November. Details here
8th – 9th October : Fleet Management Live – the UK’s leading event for the fleet management community. Details here
November: Road Safety Week – the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake – the road safety charity. Details here
Download a high resolution version of the 2019 Key Fleet Events Calendar to print out and keep here