Contract Hire & Company Car Lease Guide

Business contract hire is a flexible, affordable way for limited companies, sole traders and LLPs to enjoy great company cars without compromising on style, practicality or safety.

As specialists in business contract hire, we work with leading finance partners to offer our corporate customers competitive rates and great value on our extensive range of business lease deals.

Whether you have something in mind or want to find the very best deal for your organisation, FVL can help. We can supply every make and model from leading manufacturers, including luxury executive saloons, spacious estates and sporty hatchbacks. Choose from our range in-stock or have yours made to order.

That's why 98% of our customers recommend us.

What are the benefits of business contract hire?

Unlike buying a company car, there’s no need for your business to worry about depreciating value or paying the full purchase price up front with contract hire. With an FVL business contract hire agreement, you only pay for the part of the car’s life that you actually use.

What’s more, to save you valuable time, we keep things simple. A lease car remains our asset, which keeps your annual capital expenditure costs low. As part of our customer service promise, we’ll take care of all the vehicle administration for you. And you’ll always receive dedicated support and aftercare from your personal account manager.

  • One low monthly rental cost - Flexible leasing, maintenance and mileage options
  • Great tax benefits - Reclaim 50% VAT on contract hire and 100% VAT on maintenance
  • Improve your balance sheet - No capital expenditure associated with purchase


How does business contract hire work?

Business leasing – also known as business contract hire (BCH) – is a long-term rental agreement of typically 2-4 years: ideal for companies of all sizes, whether you want one vehicle or a fleet of company cars that makes the right impression with your customers.

For one affordable monthly lease price, we’ll tailor-make a great value solution for you. You’ll have the option to include all maintenance in your FVL contract (such as servicing, and even extras like replacement tyres). This means that you can spread the cost and budget effectively. Nearly all of our business car leasing agreements include VED (car tax) as standard too.

And the best news? At the end of your fixed-term contract, simply return the cars to us in good condition, settle any excess mileage costs, and you’re free to choose new ones, without financial obligation. So, for a great value monthly lease cost, you and your employees can have a new car every 2, 3 or 4 years. We can even arrange to swap vehicles on the same day.

business (BCH) specialists ready to help

To find out more about the best car deal for your organisation, get in touch with our experts to discuss business contract hire and leasing options.

  • Dedicated account manager - Outstanding customer service to meet your needs
  • Save valuable time - We’ll take care of all the administration for you
  • Make the right impression - With cars on the road that reflect your business