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Electric cars and company car tax

Electric cars and company car tax – what you need to know

Posted on: 23rd January 2020
Categories: Charging news

As budgeting for the 2020/21 financial year begins, the electric vehicle industry is set to be boosted by a surge in the number of electric company cars, as owners of emissions-free electric fleet models will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for 2020/21 tax year. In this blog we set out the highlights and what it means for companies and employees choosing to switch to electric: How is company car tax calculated? Company car tax is a tax on the “Benefit in Kind”(BiK) that an employee receives when they are provided with a car for their personal use. HM Treasury calculates

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Case study: Brighton commercial property renovation

Posted on: 20th August 2019
Categories: Electrical services, EVelec news

Case study: Three storey Brighton commercial office renovation Towards the end of 2018 we were chosen as the sole electrical contractors on a project to refurbish a substantial, three- storey commercial office building in central Brighton. Leading Brighton digital agency Bamboo Nine were relocating to the property as they needed larger office space to support its growing business. As well as creating a practical space for its workforce, it was important to the team that the design and finish be unique and reflect their position as one of the leading agencies in the UK. Here we take a look at the project

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Electrical safety essentials for landlords

Posted on: 16th July 2019
Categories: Electrical services

Landlords are legally required to make sure that electrics in rented properties are safe when tenants move in and are properly maintained. Electrical Safety First outline the legal obligations in detail: That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration. That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out on the property every five years. If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, we recommend that an EICR is carried out by

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Nest thermostat

Why Nest? Save energy, reduce bills, boost security and style

Posted on: 20th February 2019
Categories: Electrical services, Smart technology

Nest’s strapline, ‘saving energy never goes out of style’, has never been truer. In the UK, analysts are reporting that households could see an increase of nearly £100 for a typical annual fuel dual bill in 2019. More and more energy customers, dazed and confused by tariff options and energy providers’ marketing hooks, are looking for ways to save money. So, is smart tech the answer? Alongside British Gas’ Hive product, the Nest Learning Thermostat™ is gathering pace as the market leader in smart thermostats. These devices connect your heating system to the internet – letting you change the temperature

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EV chargepoint installers

Top reasons to move to an electric car in 2019

Posted on: 3rd January 2019
Categories: Charging news, Home charging

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, and many households are considering making the switch. EV technology is improving all the time, the cars are becoming more affordable, batteries are lasting greater distances and more chargepoints are popping up in towns and cities. If you’re looking to buy a new car in 2019, our team of EV chargepoint installers bring you the top 10 reasons why moving to an EV car is a smart idea for your lifestyle and bank balance. Electric cars are cheaper Overall, electric cars cost less than petrol and diesel vehicles to run each year. The

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Sussex Businesses Eligible for Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Scheme

Posted on: 25th October 2018
Categories: Charging news, Commercial charging

Sussex Businesses Eligible for Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Scheme Back in July, the government launched its “Road to Zero Strategy” to encourage the design, manufacture and adoption of zero emission vehicles across the UK. The target is for ‘all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040’. But Sussex companies may not be aware that they can now claim £500 per socket to have electric vehicle charging points installed at their workplace. One of the measures included in the government’s Workplace Charging Scheme (WSC) has been to increase the level of grant funds available under the scheme from £300

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