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Three ways SMEs can save money on company cars

SMEs may think that being able to run a company car would be too expensive or not cost effective. There are however a variety of ways that SMEs can save money when operating company cars.
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Choosing a small SUV

Crossovers and SUVs are the biggest sellers on the market these days and they come in all shapes and sizes.
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Seven up – Looking for a seven-seater?

We pick five of our favourite SUVs
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ALD offers digital car benefit scheme

ALDSelect can support organisations’ staff recruitment and retention efforts by providing employees access to new, safer and greener cars at competitive prices.
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What you need to know about credit

When it comes to applying for finance, you need to be careful with credit checks.
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Honda programme digitises fleet management

Many small businesses have just one person dealing with the company fleet, so 12 months ago Honda set up its our Virtual Account Manager Programme.
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Mini marvels – our magnificent seven superminis

If your business is largely around town, then a supermini makes a lot of sense. Easy to get around the narrow streets, can fit into small parking spaces but, more important, it’s going to be more efficient.
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Executive suite – our pick of the premiums

In a world increasingly dominated by SUVs, there is still a lot of love out there for a traditional saloon in the executive car market.
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Best electric cars 2019: Plug into Electric with our guide of the best

Running an EV still requires a certain amount of forward planning. If you are an SME thinking about investing in an EV fleet best make sure you have the right charging infrastructure in the workplace.
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Can contract hire eliminate risk?

Contract hire and leasing industry veteran Ian Hill, managing director of Activa Contracts, said that organisations need to eliminate risk as far as possible.
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Selling your fleet? Here’s how

It may be the vehicle has seen better days or there is a need to replace with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient and cost-effective model.Whatever the reason, there are implications, just like the sale of any other business assets.
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SEAT launches new fleet initiative

New scheme offers a wide-range of perks to boost convenience, reduce cost and deliver the highest levels of fleet aftersales service.
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How to get the best lease deal

Many SMEs are often unsure whether it’ll be more tax efficient to lease the car personally, or through their limited company. Choosing the wrong option could prove costly in terms of someone paying more tax than they need.
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Check up on your emissions

New tool helps drivers assess how much carbon dioxide their cars actually produce based on their specific driving habits and comes as London implements its ULEZ (ultra-low emission zone).
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Fun in the fields – and on the road

 The Vitara has always been among the smallest and lightest of the off road vehicles on the market and that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.
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Ford fobs off the hackers

New motion sensor inside the fob detects when it has been stationary for longer than 40 seconds and triggers a sleep mode, which will not respond to attempts to hack it
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Managing your grey fleet drivers

Reasons for poor management of grey fleet vehicles include misunderstanding of both employers’ and drivers’ rights and obligations; a management fear of confrontation with drivers; a misplaced employer trust in drivers; or a lack of management commitment.
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How to manage a company car programme

A company car scheme is run for varying reasons, but mostly because there are a number of employees who need to use a vehicle to carry out their business.
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Choosing a company car? Avoid the pitfalls

A company car is generally perceived as a great thing to have, after all you get a new car without spending any of your own money.Well, not quite. There are costs...
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Mid-Term rental: take the pressure off upfront costs

You might not want to make long term commitments to new vehicles due to the potential impact of political decisions such as higher VED charges and increases to benefit in kind (BIK) taxes.
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