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Salary_sacrificeHow salary sacrifice schemes can work for SMEs

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 2 April 2014

SALARY sacrifice. This is a term that many SMEs know but that’s as far as it goes. However, salary sacrifice could save both you  as an employer and your staff that take up the scheme a chunk of money each year. If you want to offer a valuable perk to your employees and encourage a… Read more…

folowsWhy do some businesses mistrust contract hire?

Story: Peter Hollinshead, director Fleetsave | Posted 19 March 2014

  MANY years working in leading roles in the leasing and vehicle management industry created our commitment to contract hire and our belief that this product was the panacea for company cars, a straightforward and cost effective solution, writes Peter Hollinshead, director of FleetSAVE. After working independently with private and public sector customers, we have… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz A-ClassHow personal leasing could save you a packet

Story: Debbie Mountfield | Posted 28 February 2014

LEASING has traditionally been associated with business users; for many years, contract hire and lease options have been a popular way for SMEs and larger corporations to fund their vehicles. However, although the company car is still going strong, rising numbers of small businesses, self-employed people and business owners are turning towards personal leasing as… Read more…

captionHow to secure a great personal or business contract hire deal – a Vehicle Contracts profile

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 30 December 2013

EVEN though there are some very competitive business and personal contract hire offers to be found, it can be a difficult choice when it comes to deciding who to deal with. Not as many companies specialise in contract hire alone as you may think. More often than not, small fleet leasing companies offer a myriad… Read more…

Fuel_pump copySmall fleets save £680 on each company car says Chancellor

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 9 December 2013

YOU probably breathed a sigh of relief when the Chancellor announced that next year’s planned 1.6p a litre rise in fuel duty was going to be frozen. It means that fuel duty will have been put in the deep freeze for almost four-and-a-half years, the longest cessation of rises for more than 20 years. And,… Read more…

Optimising_cash_allowanceWhat’s the best way to optimise a cash for car allowance?

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 October 2013

MANY business owners and their staffers may know all about taking a car allowance instead of a company car. What a lot of employers don’t know is that there is a simple way to save money by optimising the cash allowance for increased tax efficiency. Let’s start with the basics…   What is a car… Read more…

Audi A3 SportbackSmall businesses don’t look at the whole life costs of their company cars

Story: Edward Stephens | Posted 29 October 2013

SMALL businesses are swayed by the up-front price of a vehicle rather than the whole life costs – and they’re paying dearly for it. That’s according to leasing company Arval’s research into the SME company car market, in its Corporate Vehicle Observatory report. The Total Cost of Ownership is always a much better measure than… Read more…

Martin Brown of Fleet AllianceFleet Alliance wins Best Small Fleet Leasing Company over 250 sales

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 24 September 2013

GLASGOW based Fleet Alliance has won the Best Small Fleet Leasing over 250 sales category in the inaugural Small Fleet Leasing Awards. Fleet Alliance also won the Best Small Fleet Leasing Programme and the overall Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year. Clearly, winning is becoming habit-forming for Fleet Alliance. The company recently won the… Read more…

David Blackmore Fleet AllianceFleet Alliance wins Best Small Fleet Leasing Programme

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 24 September 2013

FLEET Alliance is the winner of the Best Small Fleet Leasing Programme category in the inaugural Small Fleet Leasing Awards. Fleet Alliance also won the Best Small Fleet Leasing Company over 250 sales and the overall Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year. The Fleet Alliance entry was strong on performance. It included a ‘competitive tendering’… Read more…

1222_CBVC_Kim_Noble_Craig_WatsonCBVC Vehicle Management wins Best Small Fleet Leasing Customer Service Excellence Award

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 23 September 2013

CBVC Vehicle Management has won the Best Small Fleet Leasing Customer Service Excellence Award category in the inaugural Small Fleet Leasing Awards. The judges were impressed by CBVC Vehicle Management’s dedication to customer service, which includes going the extra mile for customers by putting account managers in clients’ premises, the training and accreditation of the… Read more…