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Adoption of Leasing Models

Moving to a Leasing Model – How Mobile Phone Contracts Show Us the Way We all like to have the latest equipment, especially in business. Being able to show you are at the cutting edge of technology can be very important – it encourages your employees and means you present well to clients. Not only that, but it gives you access to the advantages that top-end technology offers. The potential financial outlay to [...]

Driving an Electric Car – is it Time to Make the Change?

Charging Your Car at Work – Electric Cars for the Commute If your driving experience is centred on the commute to work, that daily grind can be much improved by an electric car. Not only does having an electric vehicle (EV) mean that you are likely to be sitting in a brand-new car with all the comfort that comes with, but also you are sitting there safe in the knowledge that you aren’t [...]

Pre-Brexit Bounce for Asset Finance

Asset Finance Continues to Grow Despite Uncertainty It might be hard to believe but, in the midst of the turmoil around the UK’s exit from the European Union, there are positive signs in the FLA’s most recent set of statistics on asset finance volumes. The newly published figures show growth of 4% for the twelve months to the end of January 2019 against the same period last year, and the rolling three-months to [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

Contract Hire Offers

New contract hire offers from Maxxia! Take a look at some of our current special offers We have a new selection of special offers to share with you. The prices are keen, the vehicles are available and the stocks are limited, so act quickly to make sure you don’t miss out. This month’s offers include the Mercedes E300e plug in hybrid which combines electric power with a diesel engine. For those high mileage [...]

Employment Rights Update

New Workers’ Rights and a Consultation on Salary Sacrifice Announced With the news dominated by Brexit, two important Government announcements on the rights of workers have gone somewhat under the radar. Workplace Rights The first of these announcements relates to new workplace legislation, intended to provide greater clarity for both employers and employees regarding their rights and obligations. The changes are part of a wider Government initiative labelled the ‘Good Work Plan’, which [...]

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 [...]

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