The next AFCO seminar in autumn will be titled 'The State of the Nation', designed with a raft of talking points in mind regarding the changing face of fleet management, which has triggered a huge growth in fleet administration. The premier organisation for fleet operators, AFCO exists to help decision-makers improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency of their business travel operations. Their upcoming seminar is being held at Plant Oxford on 21st September, the production base for the Mini, owned by BMW Group (UK). John Pryor, chairman, AFCO, said that the seminar will touch upon a host of issues arising from the Brexit negotiations and involving tax and legislation of the fleet industry. 'There is huge uncertainty across the country as a consequence of the Brexit negotiations and following the general election, which, allied to major changes in taxation and legislation impacting on the fleet sector means change on a scale that I do not believe the fleet industry has previously seen. 'At the seminar, a range of expert speakers will put into context what is happening and aim to draw some conclusions as to the action fleet decision-makers can take to ensure management of their transport and travel operations reflect what is happening and, potentially, what will occur over the weeks, months and years to come. 'Delegates will, we hope, leave the seminar fully briefed on all the changes and with the facts separated from many of the myths that are circulating around the fleet industry.î Other major talking points within the fleet industry that will be discussed by speakers include: ´ A taxation update covering benefits-in-kind and employee expenses _ as well as the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments to staff members _ an update on AFCO's call for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to publish Advisory Fuel Rates for plug-in cars; and the long-term viability of car salary sacrifice and car or cash allowance programmes following recent tax changes since 6th April. ´ The introduction of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) and its impact on fleets and vehicle-related taxation; the new vehicle CO2 and MPG test procedure. ´ An update on the lease accounting standards changes that will come into effect from 1st January 2019, requiring most leased assets to be reported on company balance sheets.