HMRC are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority and almost every UK individual and business is a direct customer of HMRC. HMRC are responsible for all direct and indirect business taxation including:
- Income Tax
- Corporation Tax
- Value Added Tax (VAT)
- National Insurance
- Capital Gains Tax
- Insurance Premium Tax
- Petroleum Revenue Tax
- Excise Duties
- Environmental Taxes
The DVLA maintain the registration and licensing of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. They are responsible for:
- Issuing driving licenses
- Recording driver endorsements, disqualifications and medical conditions
- Issuing vehicle registration certificates to vehicle keepers
- Collecting and enforcing Vehicle Excise Duty
- Registering and issuing tachograph cards
- Helping the police and intelligence authorities deal with crime
- Providing anonymized data to those who have the right to use the service
Companies House are the Registrars for incorporated businesses. They incorporate and dissolve limited companies. Around 500,000 new businesses are incorporated annually and their information is made available to the public via Companies House.
The DfT is the government ministry supports the transport networks that keeps the UK’s population and businesses moving. They plan and invest in transport infrastructure to ensure travel across and around the country is safe and reliable.
The HSE is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It prevents work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The FCA regulate financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. They were set up on 1 April 2013, taking over conduct and relevant prudential regulation from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
The FLA are the UK’s leading trade body for the asset, consumer, and motor finance sector. Their members include banks, building societies and the financial services of the leading automotive manufacturers/retailers.
SAF was launched by the FLA in 2007 to provide knowledge-based motor finance learning to boost professionalism within the industry and increase consumer confidence.
The SMMT is an influential UK trade association, using its resources, reputation, and data to promote the UK motor industry to the government, stakeholders and media. It represents 800 companies across the UK.
The IMI is a national body providing industry standard automotive qualifications and accreditations.
The RHA are the UK’s only trade body solely for commercial vehicles (trucks, coaches and vans). They represent 8,500 members, accounting for over 100,000 commercial vehicles in the UK. They campaign on subjects as diverse as:
- Speed limits
- Roadside facilities
- Clean air zones
- Cross border traffic
They also provide to support to their members to ensure they run compliant vehicles.