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The budget and the auto recycler

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FAB Recycling's Jason Cross may be better known for FAB Bundle but getting politicians to recognise the benefits of auto recycling is something else he works hard at.
Our businesses are very much affected by the decisions of politicians and the budget has the opportunity to help or hinder our aims. Jason Cross gives his views of the recent budget.

Jason Cross, Managing Director of FAB Recycling Ltd, says: "I welcome this last budget by the Chancellor, especially the proposed cutting of corporation tax to 20%, which can only be good news for companies such as FAB Recycling".

"I also heartily welcome the planned abolition of national insurance for firms that employee people under 21".

FAB Recycling has a proud record of recruiting young people, but there are additional costs when taking on employees straight from school in terms of supervision and training, so anything that can help with that would be a great support for us. I'm also pleased the Chancellor is going to look at business rates. The nature of our business means we need lots of physical space and business rates are far too high, and returns far too low, in my opinion".

"I would have liked more information on proposals to get more funds to companies that need it, especially about how the Government plans to cut down the amount of red tape during the process".

"While I welcome the plan for greener energy generation and greater transport infrastructure here in the South West, huge numbers of us still rely on our cars as our main mode of transport, and I would have liked the Government to incentivise motorists and fleets to use more recycled non-safety vehicle parts, to enable them to keep their cars on the road for longer".

Jason Cross
Jason Cross, Managing Director of FAB Recycling and the driving force behind FAB Bundle.
"I would also liked to have seen more detail about which high-growth industries will receive additional support because how long that support lasts is absolutely crucial for a business such as ours. I believe the dismantling industry has great potential to become an even larger player in the UK's economy, if only it can get the right support, at the right time, in the business cycle".

Anyone who knows Jason also knows he's a man who believes in action as well as words. He attended the last Conservative Party Convention to make sure his views and arguments are heard by those in power. This is the only way to influence. Regarding the budget, when he says he is disappointed that Government hasn't incentivised motorists and fleets to use more recycled non-safety vehicle parts, it is because he has taken the time and effort to talk to the politicians and explain the benefits. And, I know he will do the same next year. We should all be aware of our local MPs as we can all make appointments with them to explain the benefits of green parts. The more politicians are aware, the greater the chance of change - and then Jason won't have to report his disappointment. So let's get out there!

April 2015

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