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  • Please click on the title above for Asset Finance Policy's analysis of the impacts of Brexit and ways in which the industry can prepare for a possible downturn in demand for asset finance.
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    In its 2015 Annual Statistical Review, published last week, the European Investment Bank reports that the UK was the only country in the European Union to have zero EIB financing support specifically for SMEs. Is this a missed opportunity for UK finance companies and lessors in particular? Please click the title for the full article.
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    Minimum standards: Who needs them? Posted on 14 April 2016

    In this article, written for Leasing Life, we explore how best to help asset finance brokers meet the Financial Conduct Authority's requirements for regulated firms. Please click on the title above to open.
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    The Government appears to want to draw a line between 'worthy' and 'less worthy' uses of salary sacrifice schemes, as Asset Finance Policy predicted last November. What could this mean for car salary sacrifice schemes? Click on the title for our views.
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    What are the implications of the Financial Conduct Authority's Discussion Paper, 'Our approach to SMEs as users of financial services'? In this article - click on the title to view - we show why 'harmonisation' of SME finance regulation could be better than it sounds.
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    The International Accounting Standards Board published its new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16, on 13 January. Click the title above for Asset Finance Policy's analysis of the possible impact on the leasing market.
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    NewTA and asset finance Posted on 09 December 2015

    In this article (click on title above) we consider the implications of the final recommendations of the UK Financial Services Trade Associations Review for asset finance.
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    A mixed prognosis for salary sacrifice Posted on 26 November 2015

    In the details of the Autumn Statement published yesterday, the Government noted its ongoing concerns about salary sacrifice schemes. We assess the possible implications for salary sacrifice car schemes.
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    Today the Public Accounts Committee reports on HMRC's failures to provide services to customers including small businesses, and the National Audit Office warns of operational challenges and bottlenecks as automatic pensions enrollment requirements are rolled out to 1.8 million small employers. Click the title above for article considering how tax and other regulatory compliance work could be made easier for SMEs.
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    The Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the SME lending market will publish its provisional findings and possible remedies on Thursday. We consider whether there could be a call for changes to prudential regulation of SME loans including asset finance.
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