The costs of renewables

The costs of renewables While it is all very well to profess that your love of the environment is your reason for moving to renewable forms of energy, the actual cost-effectiveness of such a move is of utmost importance to any business. While it may improve your image, that is little compensation if it doesn't also improve your profit margin. Thankfully, when it comes to renewable energy, the benefits extend far beyond the improvement [...]

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The benefits of leasing as a form of funding for schools

The benefits of leasing as a form of funding for schools In his March Budget, Chancellor George Osborne placed a ring fence around the Education budget, promising that spending cuts across government departments would not lead to school spending cuts. Despite his pledge, recent reports suggest that a second round of £11.5 billion cuts could threaten the school budget, prompting the need to consider how best to manage funding for schools. Every educator knows [...]

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How are tomorrow’s contract hire cars being developed?

How are tomorrow's contract hire cars being developed? Technology in this day and age is progressing with incredible speed and new devices and gadgets are constantly being developed to make everyday tasks and jobs easier and more comfortable. The automobile industry is one which is seeing astronomical development and this is having a direct effect on the car and van leasing industry as a whole, throwing up some interesting options for those considering new [...]

By |May 28th, 2013|Categories: Cars, Contract hire, Vehicle Finance|Comments Off on How are tomorrow’s contract hire cars being developed?

Finding finance for manufacturers

Finance for Manufacturing Any manufacturing business in the UK which has managed to survive the last few years will already know that getting finance to move your business forward can be a difficult task. In fact it is one of the most often heard complaints for the owners of small and medium sized businesses – that they cannot get the loans or finance they need to improve their business and their turnover. Despite recent [...]

By |May 24th, 2013|Categories: Asset Finance|Comments Off on Finding finance for manufacturers

International Accounting Standards | Lease accounting

Lease accounting: New International Accounting Standards Two and a half years after the last publication of its proposals on the subject, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have finally issued a revised draft accounting standard with regards to lease accounting, for public comment. It will inevitably take a little time to digest and assess the detail of the new proposals but, at first glance, whilst it is [...]

School iPad leasing

As schools move from textbooks to tablets, school iPad leasing grows Technological advances in the ever-expanding field of digital devices have become a part of daily life, both in the office and at home. With a record 17 million iPads sold between July and September last year alone, it’s no surprise that technology is becoming more prolific in the classroom too. In fact, many classrooms are increasingly keen to wave good bye to traditional pen, [...]

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Green issues electrifying contract hire and leasing market

Green issues electrifying contract hire and leasing market The lingering shadow of recession may have led to cuts in jobs, budgets and spending but it has done little to slow down the march of corporate social responsibility (CSR). According to research by analysts PricewaterhouseCoopers, a massive 81% of European companies now produce CSR reports, up 15% since 2009. With green issues high on the agenda across the board, eco-consciousness is also electrifying the contract [...]

By |May 14th, 2013|Categories: Cars, Contract hire, Sustainability|Comments Off on Green issues electrifying contract hire and leasing market

Why Sir Paul McCartney is in tune with a comprehensive data erasure programme

Why Sir Paul McCartney is in tune with a comprehensive data erasure programme “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks like they are here to stay…” These instantly recognisable lyrics could well have been written for the merchant bankers whose asset management department sold a used computer containing no less than 108 files relating to Sir Paul McCartney’s private finances. The bankers had quite simply failed to erase the computer’s hard [...]

By |May 9th, 2013|Categories: Asset Finance, IT Leasing|Comments Off on Why Sir Paul McCartney is in tune with a comprehensive data erasure programme

Leasing rules for schools

Why it's important to select your ICT leasing provider carefully ICT leasing for schools has been in the media a lot recently.  That’s because almost one in two schools appreciates the benefit of technology and is looking to invest or upgrade.  The best way to do this is often via leasing. But what’s also been hitting the headlines is the fact that if leasing isn’t arranged with a provider who knows what they’re doing, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Education, IT Leasing|Comments Off on Leasing rules for schools
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