What Is Business Contract Hire? A Simple Definition

Business contract hire is an agreement which allows a company to hire a vehicle at a fixed rate for an agreed period of time. (As the name suggests, it is strictly for business’ only.) The payment plan is an initial deposit followed either by 24, 36 or 48 monthly rentals in almost all cases. These [...]
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What Is Hire Purchase? A Simple Definition

Hire purchase is an agreement which allows you to finance the purchase of a vehicle over an agreed period of time. It is purely a finance package and does not include maintenance or other added-value services. The lessee pays an initial deposit and then a series of monthly payments for the term of the contract. [...]

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Van?

If you run a diesel fleet, you see the cost of diesel first hand at the pump, in the news, on drivers fuel receipts. Estimating fuel costs for the year isn’t too scary.  But...just how much does it cost to charge an electric van? How much power is needed to charge a fleet of 33 [...]

Business & Personal Contract Hire: Fair Wear And Tear Guide

When you take on a hire agreement, you will be contractually obliged to return the vehicle in an acceptable condition to AMI. If you’ve hired a vehicle for a long period of time, we understand there will be a certain degree of fair wear and tear when the vehicle returns. If you've not hired a [...]
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Taking A Vehicle Abroad: What Are The Rules For A Leased/Hired Car?

It is very important to notify the owner of the vehicle if you are planning on taking the vehicle abroad. If a vehicle is taken out of the UK without permission, it could result in alarming circumstances. Failure to provide evidence that the owner has granted you permission, could result in a fine or the [...]
New Audi A1

New Audi A1 Revealed: Pictures And All You Need To Know

It may be the smallest model in Audi’s range, but Audi have big plans for the A1. With launch due November 2018, Audi will be releasing a new model to tap further into the hot hatch market. The A1 has been a strong seller for Audi over the last decade. The outgoing model is Audi’s [...]

Connected Tyres: The Industry’s Vision For Fleet Operation

The future of tyre technology is an exciting prospect for fleet management. Perhaps 20 years ago, a car alerting you of a sudden tear in the tyre wall, sounds like a deleted scene from Knight Rider. But now in 2018, the advancement in vehicles electronics have completely changed our expectation of what a car should [...]

Ultra Low Emission Zone: How Much Will It Cost Your Business?

As of the 8th April 2019, most vehicles will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge, when travelling in central London. This is in addition to the Congestion Charge. For those commuting through or working in this area, it is essential to know how these changes are [...]
MOT Changes May 2018

MOT Changes May 2018: What Do Fleet Managers Need To Know?

MOT Changes May 2018: What Do Fleet Managers Need To Know? Last month the UK introduced changes to the MOT test. As of the 20th May 2018, vehicles will now be tested under a new set of criteria. Most of the test is the same, however there are some important new items fleet managers should [...]
BIK Tax Rates

BIK Tax Rates 2018: What The Latest Changes Mean For Company Cars

What are benefits in kind (BIK)? ‘Benefits in kind’ are benefits which employees or directors receive from their employment that are not included in their salary or wages. It is necessary to pay tax on all of these benefits, including a company car. What are the changes to BIK tax rates? As of the 6th [...]
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