2016 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 2551 GigaSpace - Used Truck Deal of the Day

Mercedes-Benz Actros

This 2016 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x2 2551 GigaSpace tractor unit, is CM’s used deal of the day from Midlands Truck and Van’s Wolverhampton branch.

With 468,245km on the clock, this Actros comes well equipped with the manufacturer’s style line interior, leather air-suspended comfort heated seats with two armrests, and a passenger-side fold out table. Other commodities include a single bunk with an under-bunk fridge, and a Bluetooth radio.

The chassis has been fitted with a sliding fifth wheel, alloys, and a full air kit. The 44-tonner’s chrome grille adds to its road presence, as do the LED running lights.

This Actros is in an excellent condition, and it’s on the market for £39,950.

‘Confusion’ over forthcoming tax law changes

HMRC

More clarity and communication is needed about imminent changes to tax legislation targeting the employment status of professional drivers, according to recruiter GI Group UK.

A change to the rules surrounding anti-avoidance tax laws - IR35 – this April is intended to expose “hidden employees”.

It means hauliers must review their agency needs and decide whether a driver should be classed as a full-time staff member.

It is thought that a large number of drivers act as self-employed and use companies to manage their payments and tax affairs.

However, under the reforms, there will be a crackdown on off-payroll working, so that firms and contractors cannot avoid dodging national insurance.

But GI Group said confusion about the issue still reigns, with 84% of organisations failing to inform their drivers about the changes.

Its driver survey also found 46% of respondents do not understand what IR35 is and how it impacts contractors.

Richard Madej, Gi Group UK head of driving, said: “With uncertainty around the IR35 legislation, and as of April 2020 the responsibility for the determination of whether a role falls inside or outside of IR35 falling to the client rather than the contractor, it has never been more important for them to have complete trust in the advice they receive.”