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How should you finance your car fleet?

FOR many businesses whether large, medium or small, having a car for staff is essential. They are needed for long journeys to attend conferences, meetings, workshops, events and are great for carrying a group...
manufacturers miss out on broker growth

Manufacturers miss out on broker growth through poor communications and account management

LEASING brokers feel that motor manufacturers miss out on broker growth through not delivering proper account management and communications which is hampering potential growth in the sector, according to a new...

Survey shows brokers expect leasing demand to grow

THE first ever survey of vehicle leasing brokers suggests good times ahead for the sector with 87% of brokers reporting a buoyant market with demand for car leases or other financial...
BMW M4 coupe qualifies for capital allowances if purchased by a company or the self-employed

What are the capital allowances for company cars?

Future capital allowances from April 2018 The government will extend the 100% First Year Allowance (FYA) for businesses purchasing low emission cars for a further three years to April 2021. It will...

How does a PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) work?

WE have Ford Motor Company to thank for inventing the Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) plan. Back in 1992 Ford came up with its innovative 'Options'. Ford's Options scheme gave customers the opportunity...
Businessman with a car bought on lease purchase

Buying a car on lease purchase

The lease purchase car buying low down Like hire purchase but with lower monthly payments followed by a larger final payment This larger final payment is usually called a balloon payment Lease purchase is...
Business woman driving a car bought on hire purchase

Hire purchase remains “flexible friend” for small businesses

FINANCING your company car through a hire purchase agreement has always been popular with small businesses. Ralph Morton, explains why.
Tesla Model S

Tesla’s tantalising PCP pricing for high performing Tesla Model S

PCP package highlights for Tesla Model S Car performance 0-60mph in 2.8sec Range up to 330 miles on full charge Free recharging at Supercharger network,with 20-minute half charge PCP purchase option...
BMW makes motor finance simpler

BMW makes motor finance simpler

BMW Group Financial Services wants to make the complex world of motor finance more transparent and less convoluted. It comes at a time when the UK car market is celebrating over three...
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Using finance lease for your company cars

WITH company car registrations still on the increase more and more UK businesses are taking a closer look at the best way to finance these expensive acquisitions. And in a lot of...
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What’s the difference between the accounting of and the taxation of company cars?

I'M confused by the accounting and taxation methods of the cars we own. Are the terms interchangeable? I could do with some help. Colin Tourick - a taxation and business car specialist...
capital allowances

What are the capital allowances on company cars?

SUCCESSIVE governments have been encouraging companies to run greener cars by giving larger tax breaks for cleaner models. But the rules on capital allowances are tightening up in a bid to make...

Enhanced Capital Allowances: What are they for green cars?

WHAT are the Enhanced Captial Allowances for green cars? Well, a cars' Eligibility for Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) is based on its CO2 emissions. So, for example, a car emitting 130g/km qualifies for the standard...
Vehicle Savers, new office, Huntingdon

Vehicle Savers expand operation with new premises and website

POST-RECESSION, many small businesses and SME companies have been turning to leasing to fix their motoring costs. Contract hire, a form of financing company cars by leasing them over a set period...
Mike, Waters, Arval

Buying popular for small fleet operators

UK SME fleet operators are atill buying instead of leasing their company vehicles and could be making a huge mistake. That’s the conclusion drawn after new research by the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO)...

800,000 drivers face £70m diesel company car tax hike

MORE than 800,000 company car drivers will pay £70m extra in diesel company car tax in 2018-19 as a result of today's Autumn Budget - including Euro 6 cars

How to enter the SME Company Car of the Year Awards...

ENTRY is extended for the SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2018, a vital guide for businesses, with the closing date now December...

What’s stopping the electric vehicle revolution in business?

A Corporate Vehicle Observatory report shows UK businesses are reluctant to invest in electric vehicles, so what's stopping the electric vehicle revolution?
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