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Contract Hire Offers

Our Contract Hire and Leasing Offers are Updated! Take a look at some of the current special offers Ordering vehicles and getting them quickly has become more of a challenge of late thanks to WLTP restricting ordering and disrupting supply. We are helping a number of our clients work around the problems and perhaps we can help you too. Because of our relationships with manufacturers and dealer groups, we have access to a [...]

Budget 2018 Overview

Autumn Budget 2018: What It Means For SMEs Unveiled exactly five months to the day before Britain pulls out of the European Union, 2018’s Autumn Budget set a positive tone for small and medium-sized enterprises up and down the country. Taking place on Monday 29th October before the start of vital Brexit negotiations in early November, it pedals an optimistic view of business in general, and a drive to support SMEs and the high [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student iPad Scheme

Case Study: Student iPad Lease Scheme How schools can help families spread the cost of the latest devices The advantages of using technology in the classroom are well recognised across the education sector. Tablets allow students to engage with the subject matter in a way that they find intuitive and interesting, while teachers benefit through better tracking of students’ progress and opportunities for greater group collaboration. Of course, there are cons too, not least [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|1 Comment

Company Car Tax Take Goes Up As Number Of Drivers Falls

Company Car Tax Take Goes Up As Number Of Drivers Falls The Government is raising record revenues from the company car market by imposing higher taxes on drivers - at the same time as the number of drivers actually falls. Provisional figures from HMRC for 2016/17, the latest year available, show that the amount the Treasury collected in company car tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) increased by more than 24% year-on-year – up [...]

How To Lease ICT Equipment For Your School

How To Lease ICT Equipment For Schools With school budgets being continually limited and reduced, it can be extremely tough to keep up with the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment. No educational establishment wants to develop a reputation for being behind with the times and yet with technology moving so fast, doing the best you can with a smaller budget is essential. For this reason, computer leasing for schools is much in demand as [...]

Award for Maxxia Group Chief Executive

CEO Of The Year Award for Maxxia's Roger Skinner Maxxia Group chief executive officer, Roger Skinner, has been honoured at this year’s Chief Executive’s Lending Forum and Awards event in London. Roger was presented with the award for CEO of the Year at the glittering awards ceremony, which was arranged by Leasing Life magazine, in front of an audience of financial decision-makers and asset finance providers. The award was in recognition of Roger’s efforts in [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

How Can School Budgets Achieve More?

Schools in Financial Crisis Is there a solution? Everywhere we look in the news today there are stories about schools struggling to function in the face of budget cuts. You might think, ‘Nothing new there. Everyone is in the same boat.’ However, this situation is having an incredibly damaging impact on the quality of particularly secondary education for our children. This will potentially have a wide-ranging effect on every aspect of the life [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Maxxia Joins FN50

Fast-growing Maxxia Joins League Of Top Leasing Companies Maxxia, already one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing broker businesses, has entered the FN50 league table of the top 50 contract hire and leasing companies in the UK for the first time. The Group, which has witnessed strong UK growth as the result of organic growth and targeted acquisitions, has seen saw the number of its employees more than double in the last three years [...]

Accounting For Leases In Schools: A Beginner’s Guide

A Beginner’s Guide To Accounting For Leases In Schools Most schools have used leasing at some time but in recent years there have been reports that some schools that have found themselves on the wrong side of accounting rules. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to understanding leases for schools, written for the teachers and school managers who aren’t accountants. Don’t assume you need to pay for new equipment upfront These days with tighter-than-ever [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Education|4 Comments
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