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Despite more and more people using public transport to get to work, the availability of a company car is still a crucial factor for many when it comes to accepting a job. 64 percent of company car drivers have said in a survey that the availability of vehicles are an important factor in job decisions and virtually all (90 percent) of those offered a company car accepted it.

New research from Lex Autolease, the fleet management and fleet funding specialist, found that just 11 percent of company car drivers would opt for a cash alternative instead. 72 percent wanted the option to be able to pick their own vehicle

The survey titled Report on Company Motoring quizzed 501 company car drivers and 249 fleet managers to explore attitudes towards the company car for retaining and attracting talent.