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Profile of registrant

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

Identification number in the register: 71805038494-41
Registration date: 03/04/12 15:51:29

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/03/14 11:19:41
The date of the last annual update was 07/03/14 08:15:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association
Acronym: BVRLA
Legal status: Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jay Parmar
Position: Legal and Policy Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jay Parmar
Position: Legal and Policy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: _ River Lodge, Badminton Court 
Amersham HP7 0DD
Telephone number: (+44) 1494 434747
Fax number: (+44) 1494 434499
Other contact information: Established in 1967, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is the trade body for companies engaged in the leasing and rental of cars and commercial vehicles.

Its members provide short-term self-drive rental, leasing hire and fleet management services to corporate users and consumers. The sector employs an estimated 38,000 people and supports a further 68,000 jobs across the automotive industry in the UK.

BVRLA members operate a combined fleet of around 3.3 million cars, vans and trucks, and purchase around 80% of UK-manufactured vehicles sold in this country. In total, through its direct operations, the vehicles it purchases and its activities in dealerships and the used car market, the vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes an estimated £14.3bn to the UK economy.

Through its 500 member companies and their customers, the BVRLA represents the interests of more than two million business car drivers and the millions of people who use a rental vehicle each year.

It lobbies at the heart of government in the UK and EU to ensure that regulation and legislation affecting its members is fair and doesn't stifle competition. The BVRLA also works with public sector agencies, industry associations and key business influencers on key road transport, taxation and finance-related issues.

The association regulates the industry through a regular series of quality assurance inspections and a mandatory code of conduct.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The BVRLA works in the interests of the UK vehicle rental and leasing industry

The BVRLA campaigns on a variety of issues in the UK and Europe to protect and advance the interests of the vehicle rental and leasing industry.

The association helps its members maintain the most professional standards with the help of its code of conduct, quality assessment programme and conciliation service.

The association provides a comprehensive business and legal support service, including a range of fact sheets and guides.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 14
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Following the debate around: Vehicle testing, insurance mediation, low carbon vehicles and cross-border movement of vehicles.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 03/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.