Local Authorities and Fire Authorities have huge freedom of choice for funding capital expenditure. Under the prudential borrowing code leasing should form part of your treasury policy and be part of any options appraisal undertaken.
UniLink’s lease advisory service incorporates the complete range of functions required to undertake the acquisition and funding of equipment in accordance with Prudential Code and Value for Money criteria. We provide effective management of a Local Authority’s entire lease procurement process.
Using our online lease management system (OLMS) we also provide clients effective management of their existing lease portfolio minimising end of lease costs and maximising any savings available.
Our approach is to ensure value for money, maximising a Local Authority’s and Fire Authority’s financial resources and minimising the associated risks.
UniLink can undertake a full analysis and comparison of alternative funding options on a financial and non financial basis.
UniLink uses Flex 4 lease evaluation software for both options appraisal and new lease evaluation. Flex 4 is the most powerful lease evaluation tool in the UK and provides for:
This service comes in three components:
The Online Lease/Asset Manager software enables users to proactively manage and track all of their leased assets.
We provide advice and expertise across the whole range of asset finance requirements, at a departmental and strategic level.
The scope of the consultancy service may incorporate the following:
UniLink has access to a wide range of contract hire companies. This service is a highly effective method of assessing this important form of vehicle finance and applies the principals of our advisory service i.e transparency, value for money and full market coverage.
Many Local and Fire Authority fleets are run using this arrangement and covers a number of different vehicles from cars to heavy commercial vehicles. It is often used when shorter usage periods are required but where spot hire can become prohibatively expensive.
UniLink has negotiated manufacturer support terms for clients which can be used in conjunction with exisiting terms.