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Alternative Business Finance

What is Alternative Finance for Business? Google ‘alternative business finance’, and you’ll be greeted with a plethora of adverts and articles promoting a wide range of different types of alternative business funding. But what exactly is alternative finance and how might it be useful for your organisation? The alternative business finance market has developed over the last decade, since the 2008 credit crisis, as many organisations found it increasingly difficult to access funding [...]

Employee Car Ownership Schemes

Employee Car Ownership: The Ideal Car Scheme? There are two competing forces currently shaping the car benefit landscape. The first is benefit in kind (BiK) taxation, which is making some drivers question the value of choosing a company provided car. The second is the shortage of skilled workers, which is making many employers look for ways to enhance their benefit packages to attract the best talent. From our own research, we have discovered [...]

Benefit in Kind Tax

Company Car Tax: Update On 9th July, the Government published the company car Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rates that will apply from April 2020 through to April 2023, providing long-awaited clarity for both drivers and decision-makers. The most obvious change brought about by this announcement is that, from April 2020, company cars producing no emissions will not attract any BiK tax liability. The zero percent BiK rate will also apply to cars producing 1-50g/km [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Car Use for Business

Driving for Business: Know the RulesCar use for business isn’t as simple as just popping out to a client’s office or doing your boss a favour and transporting some bits in the boot. There are strict rules in place for personal car use for business and falling foul of them can be costly.Personal car, cash car allowance or company car?If you do a lot of driving for your work, you may be offered a [...]

Employee Benefits Ideas

6 Great Employee Perks that Boost Productivity It’s no secret that having happy employees makes for a more productive company – and having happy employees is simple right? As organisations battle to secure the best talent, broadening the employee benefits package remains a focus for employers. And, often, it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. While you might not be in the position of investing into your employees as much as [...]

The Struggle to Maintain School Facilities

Maintaining School Estates Schools are under increasing pressure not only to uphold standards of education, but also to maintain school facilities. Schools are expected to plan for building maintenance to ensure they are safe, warm, weatherproof, and that they provide a suitable teaching and learning environment. These buildings and estates also need to be secure, as schools have to safeguard their pupils and equipment, so fencing and gates have to be maintained as [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Business Van Insurance

Are Your Tools Safe? Making sure you have the right level of insurance cover is important, and it is easy to make assumptions which mean things are overlooked. One such assumption is that your van insurance that covers your business van or fleet also covers you for tools, equipment and stock that is in the vehicle. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and if you do not have insurance in place to properly [...]

Monthly Business Budgeting

How To Improve Your CashflowRunning a business is complicated enough that, often, you lose sight of the very thing you went into business to do. Many small and medium enterprises suffer from administrative difficulties that lead to stress and anxiety and that feeling of there being simply too much to handle.One area that causes a huge amount of concern for SMEs is proper business budgeting.Using leasing to improve your financial controlThe business model of [...]

Technology in Education

What the New EdTech Strategy Means for Schools Teacher workload, student outcomes and the need to close the gap between individuals in schools are all to be addressed through technology. The government released the EdTech strategy at the Schools and Academies Show in London in early 2019, calling the initiative Realising the Potential of Technology in Education. The Education Secretary set out plans, with a promise of £10 million in funding, aiming to [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments
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