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Are you looking to lease a van for your small or new-start business? If so, vanleasing.com can help. We understand that the process of securing a new vehicle can often be too complex – thousands of models, multiple finance options and countless deals advertised online that look (and often are!) too good to be true. So how do you sort through all of the online noise and find a deal that represents true value for money? These are the 6 ways vanleasing.com will make your life easier when looking for a new van:
Giving you the tools
We give you the tools to generate your own leasing quotes in seconds - letting you browse through our full list of UK manufacturers and build an unlimited number of quotes from the comfort of your own home. Tell the system your preferred vehicle, mileage and contract length and it provides you with a quote tailored to your exact needs.
Once you’ve found a van and a price that you’re happy with you are invited to open your business account. This simple 5-minute process is also completed online and allows us to assess your eligibility for vehicle leasing before proceeding further with your application.
Online tools backed up with fantastic customer service
We’re not all about online; we back everything up with an amazing team of leasing experts that are on-hand to provide honest and practical advice every step of the way. No large call centres, no automated phone systems and no long wait to get your call answered.
Our team will build you a uniquely tailored leasing package that represents fantastic value for money. We set everything out in full right from the start, working closely with you to select a vehicle, leasing and maintenance package that works best for your business.
Almost Unlimited Choice
We stock vehicles from every van manufacturer available in the UK, giving you almost unlimited choice. Whether you are looking for a standard panel van, a pickup, a minibus, or something a bit more specialist; we can help. Our top manufacturers include, but are not limited to:
All of our vans come brand new and with full manufacturers warranty. Depending on the manufacturer this can range anywhere from a 3-5 year warranty. We can also package together additional maintenance services including all tyres and servicing costs for the duration of your lease. Need help picking and leasing a van? With vast product knowledge across every manufacturer, we are happy to talk you through the pros and cons of each option and help select the vehicle best suited to your business.
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Van Leasing as a Business Benefit
Van Leasing As a business Benefit
As company cars become less of a benefit for both businesses and employees, van leasing is becoming the most beneficial option for those who need company vehicles. Whether self employed or a business owner van leasing can be beneficial in many ways.
The cost of leasing a van is classed as a business expense. If you purchase a vehicle it is classed as an asset, if you bought it through HP then the HP company is classed as a creditor. Compare this to a regular monthly payment that is classified as a business expense and as you don’t own the van there is no asset on your balance sheet and no creditor either. Benefit in kind charges are based on a flat rate for vans as opposed to using the list price and co2 emissions used for cars. Fuel benefit charges are more favourable for vans than they are for cars, so if you use a company fuel card this could make a huge difference.
The costs of maintaining a vehicle are something that must be taken into consideration. If you don’t have your vehicle on the road you lose business and reputation very quickly. Van leasing can give you the option to add a plan for maintenance and breakdown cover to be included in your monthly payment. This allows you to budget for vehice expenses without having to worry about sudden bills if something should go wrong.
With the changes in taxation fuel cards are becoming less and less of a benefit. Fuel receipts again are easily put through as a business expense. Ensure you keep business receipts separate from any fuel bought for personal use.
Business or Personal?
According to HMRC a business journey is a trip:
1.made as part of work (eg a service engineer travelling between appointments)
2.to a temporary workplace
Vans used for ‘insignificant’ private journeys are exempt, eg making a slight detour to pick up a newspaper on the way to work.
You won’t need to report your van if it’s all of the following:
1.available for use and used by more than 1 employee
2.available to each employee because they need it to do their job
3.not ordinarily used by 1 employee to the exclusion of others
4.not normally kept at or near employees’ homes
5.used only for business journeys - limited private use is allowed, but only if it’s incidental to a business journey, eg driving home to allow an early
start the next morning
Van fuel for private journeys
There’s a standard value of £594 that you’ll need to report.
This can be reduced if:
1.the employee can’t use the van for 30 days in a row
2.your employee pays you back for all their private fuel
3.you stopped providing fuel during the tax year
As can be seen from the information from HMRC above, a van can still be used for private use as long as you report the use and private fuel is not paid for by the company.
All in all, with so many permutations of taxation and benefits, van leasing is becoming by far the easiest option for the savvy business owner. All the benefits of purchasing a van with very few of the pitfalls.