More to life than fuel cards


We first appointed The Fuelcard People as our strategic fuel cards partner because a thorough analysis of the market showed that nobody could match their combination of service, savings and security. It was clear that they could give every member access to the very best deals on refuelling, regardless of the number or types of vehicles in use.


Week after week, members using fuel cards from The Fuelcard People achieve typical savings of up to 5p per litre on national average pump prices. That applies to both diesel and petrol, across thousands of forecourts from motorways to supermarkets. Alongside the major savings, members are enjoying interest-free credit on refuelling, near-elimination of administration and paperwork, improved cashflow and more.


Now, we increasingly hear that members are discovering benefits from beyond the realm of fuel cards. As part of The Fuel Card Group, our strategic partner can offer a wealth of other valuable services. These include CO2Count, for comprehensive emissions monitoring, and MileageCount, the complete fleet management system.


Members tell us that MileageCount is especially useful because, among many other features, it enables them to get a clear view of whole-life costing. Incorporating every lifetime expense from fuel to service and repair means having a complete picture of a vehicle’s total cost from acquisition to disposal. This allows much more powerful comparisons between vehicle types, and between brands, to enable better procurement decisions. Members can formulate vehicle buying or leasing policies based on accurate forecasting data, allowing them to negotiate better deals with dealers and manufacturers.

Just as there is more to The Fuelcard People than fuel cards, there is much more to MileageCount than counting miles. To find out more, contact the BVSF office in the usual way or visit Their team is ready to help you.





Scrap Metal Dealer Public Register

The BVSF have received today, with grateful thanks to the BMRA, the following information.
The latest scrap metal dealer public register spreadsheets for England and Wales can now be downloaded from the EA Opendata web page, Search for “scrap”, select the final “Other” column button, and download. You get a compressed (zip) folder containing the two spreadsheets. We are advised that they ought to be updated weekly and that potentially the new data is frozen at the end of Wednesday and uploaded to the public register by the following Monday; We have not been informed at what stage the spreadsheets are fixed.

Be aware that there are still “issues” with local authorities’ data. Some that have previously published figures for licences have dropped off the plot completely, and others have lost substantial numbers of previously-published licences. EA staff are trying to spot such issues and resolve them before they go live, and their techies are working on it, but it’s all far from reliable!

There are also still a lot of authorities missing from the register, which is probably mainly a local authority admin problem rather than an issue with the register. However, we are advised that some are having problems with getting data out in the right format and as a consequence have had data rejections.

Kind regards

Roger West

Secretary General.






FTAO all members.                         


We all know the technicalities and arguments behind the CoTC scenario and the fact that we have to continuously "prove" our competence etc. The BVSF have and indeed still are challenging the timescales of CoTC and will continue to do so until we get some success.

Recently we were advised that our resident trainer, Rob Turvey has retired, although he is still very happy to supply only training packs on a "DIY" basis, it was decided that if we were to glean a little more information from WAMITAB themselves it may offer further assistance to the membership.
Please feel free to use the link below and have a browse through, there are some sample questions at the end to give you a feel for the exam.

Link to Sample questionnaire

Should you need further advice on the matter or require a training pack from Rob Turvey, please don't hesitate to contact the BVSF offices in the usual way.





FTAO all BVSF Members...

Please click on the link below to download the BVSF Manifest document that should assist in the export of parts assessed as suitable for re-use. This includes "vehicles" with a section relating to an "Intent to repair" that is to be signed by the exporting purchaser. It can be confirmed that this document has been viewed by a Government Department and was described as "Useful".

Download the Manifest Document




Eat, drink, refuel and save

Everybody likes to save money, which is why our strategic partnership with The Fuelcard People has proven so popular with BVSF members. As long-established independent experts, they offer an unbeatable range of fuel cards, covering every major brand, which enables them to offer you typical savings of up to 5p per litre on both diesel and petrol. That is available through thousands of forecourts nationwide, with the saving rising to 10p per litre for motorway refuelling.
Now, there is an extra reason to pick up the phone and call The Fuelcard People. If you apply for any of their fuel cards, you will enjoy a special bonus: one year’s free membership of the Gourmet Society.
Gourmet Society membership, which normally costs over £70, enables you to save between 25% and 50% on the cost of meals at almost 7,000 restaurants throughout the country. This special free offer is limited, so you need to call The Fuelcard People and apply now.
Cheaper fuel and free Gourmet Society membership are only the start of the benefits when you use fuel cards from The Fuelcard People: eliminated paperwork, reduced administration, 24/7 account access. You even have your own dedicated account manager, so that you can always talk to the same person, who knows your business and understands your needs.
So, there is no need to make a meal out of cutting your business costs. Just call The Fuelcard People now and they will help you to find the right fuel card to meet your needs. Then, if you want to celebrate making real fuel cost savings, you can also look forward to a year of eating out at a discount.
For more information, visit, or ask The Fuelcard People to call you back here. Ask them about BVSF members’ exclusive benefits, including preferential rates unavailable elsewhere. You could be only a call away from easing your fuel cost burden – and a year’s free Gourmet Society membership.