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 [...]

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 [...]

ECO Schemes To Make A Comeback

Employee Car Ownership (ECO) Schemes Could Be About To Make A Comeback But are they right for you? Changes to the rules affecting salary sacrifice car schemes and a seemingly endless tide of rises in Benefit-in-Kind taxes for company car drivers have prompted some industry experts to suggest that Employee Car Ownership (ECO) schemes may be about to make a resurgence. While some pundits have suggested that the latest Government interventions have made a [...]

Why Offer Employee Benefits?

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Employee Benefit Schemes At one time, people left education, got a job and worked their way up through that company until they reached the level they wanted. It wasn’t unusual for employees to spend their entire working lives with the same employer. This often with minimal, or maybe no specific employee benefits to speak of. Believe it or not, that wasn’t so very long ago. Now, it is extremely rare [...]

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 [...]

A Simplified Look At The Main IFRS 16 Changes

How does IFRS 16 affect you? What is IFRS 16? IFRS 16 (International Financial Reporting Standard) is a new standard for lease accounting which will come into force in January 2019. It will replace the existing IAS 17 lease accounting standard. It’s been put together by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). At first glance, it’s a complicated piece of accounting legislation which could potentially be a nightmare to navigate. On closer examination, however, [...]

Contract Hire For Business – What are the Tax Implications?

Contract Hire for Business – What are the Tax Implications? Leasing company cars and vans, rather than buying them outright, is now well established for businesses. It provides known, easily budgeted costs with no hidden surprises and predictable cash-flows. The most popular type of vehicle leasing for businesses is contract hire. It's a form of operational leasing which allows the end user or lessee to hire a car for a set period of time and [...]

Company Car Schemes– Keep or Discard?

Thinking Of Ending Your Company Car Scheme? Announcements in the 2017 Government Autumn budget of tax increases on company vehicles have prompted many businesses to consider giving their employees cash allowances in place of running company car schemes. On the face of it, this would seem to be a cost-effective solution for the company, but comes with often-overlooked ramifications which impact on employees and company alike. Some of these consequences appear to be relatively [...]

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 [...]

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