Once thought to be opposing goals, sustainability and financial success now go hand-in-hand for many businesses. We take the data from your audit report to help you produce robust businesses cases demonstrating the ways sustainable business practices can pay off financially. Key to this is the need to not think of sustainability initiatives as a financial trade-off, but rather as a wise financial strategy.

Through our innovative Analytics & Finance team we provide a range of finance options for businesses planning to implement energy and water saving solutions.  Working with our partner Capitas, energy sector experts, the solutions provided are suitable for both public and private sectors allowing them to move ahead with money-saving projects immediately when capital budgets are not always available.

Benefits of Finance

  • Payments can be deferred until the project is completed and the savings are being realised so you are cash positive from day one.
  • Fixed periodic payments are spread over the term of the agreement so you can budget with certainty.
  • No need to wait for capital to become available – projects can begin at once whilst you benefit from low-cost borrowing at fixed and competitive rates.
  • Maintenance contracts can be included in the financing – offering complete piece of mind and a guaranteed monthly cost.
  • Energy & water efficiency projects reduce your overheads – the only barrier to completing these is the availability of the initial capital outlay
  • Asset Finance (including Hire Purchase & Lease facility structures) are available alongside off-balance sheet, Energy-as-Service contracts based on realised energy and operational savings.

The cost of Inaction

  • All projects require an initial capital outlay, but often not recognised is the cost of inaction on finances & the planet
  • Our graph illustrates the cost of business-as-usual vs implementing an efficiency project
  • Tax Relief in the form of Super-Deduction Tax is currently available, but only until March 2023

Can your business afford to do nothing, especially with soaring energy prices?

Types of Finance

Hire PurchaseLease
DefinitionA simple arrangement whereby you pay for the energy solution in instalments and take eventual ownership of the equipment at the end of an agreed fixed term.The present value of the payment stream equals the acquisition cost of the equipment. Options at the end of the lease include return or renewal.
AllowancesYou can claim writing down allowances and capital grantsWriting down allowances are not available
Revenue effectRepayment interest is treated as a revenue deduction.Lease payments (comprising capital and interest) are treated as a revenue deduction.
VATYou will pay VAT on the purchase priceYou pay VAT on the rental payments, not the purchase price
Best option forCustomers who want to obtain ownership of the equipment at the end of the finance termCustomers who wish to treat payments as a revenue expense, have equipment upgrade options and/or do not wish to make an up-front VAT payment
Hire PurchaseLease
DefinitionA simple arrangement whereby you pay for the energy solution in instalments and take eventual ownership of the equipment at the end of an agreed fixed term.The present value of the payment stream equals the acquisition cost of the equipment. Options at the end of the lease include return or renewal.
AllowancesYou can claim writing down allowances and capital grantsWriting down allowances are not available
Revenue effectRepayment interest is treated as a revenue deduction.Lease payments (comprising capital and interest) are treated as a revenue deduction.
VATYou will pay VAT on the purchase priceYou pay VAT on the rental payments, not the purchase price
Best option forCustomers who want to obtain ownership of the equipment at the end of the finance termCustomers who wish to treat payments as a revenue expense, have equipment upgrade options and/or do not wish to make an up-front VAT payment

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"Absolutely spot on & extremely satisfied. The new LED lighting offers fantastic coverage which is exactly what was required"

"The installers were excellent and delivered exactly what was specified, everybody has commented very positively within the business and will be happy to recommend you to other departments."

Branch Manager, Colchester

“We had been planning the full refit of our lights for a couple of months and having chosen SaveMoneyCutCarbon the fitting team were with us for a couple of weeks before Christmas."

“They were able to come in after the school activities had finished in the afternoon. The Team were very amenable to working around any occupational restrictions we had with clubs and so on. They were a cheerful bunch and left the school tidy everyday with the furniture returned to its usual positions. There were a few changes to the fittings etc. that were noted during the fitting from the original survey and these were put in place without any problems."

Martin Blake, Business Manager at Nicholas Hawksmoor

“LEDs were the next logical step after our earlier lighting improvements but we could not at first secure the budget, given other pressing curriculum needs. However, we worked through the Diocese with SaveMoneyCutCarbon to take the opportunity to apply for Salix funding and the whole process went pretty smoothly."

"Overall, the standard of work from SaveMoneyCutCarbon was impressive. After SaveMoneyCutCarbon secured the interest-free loan, they moved very quickly to install the LED lighting, ensuring that the work was completed during the summer holidays, which was excellent. The early impressions of the new lighting are very positive, particularly in the library area and staff room. I’m sure we will see more benefits as the winter draws in.”

Anthony Murray, Head Teacher, St Bede’s

“The installation team was very professional and the managers responded positively to requests for changes as the project was delivered."

"There was a strong business case for choosing LED lighting and we’re looking forward to reduced costs over many years. The lighting is much improved, a lot brighter and clearly better quality, which I’m sure we’ll notice even more as winter draws in.”

Beverley O’Shea, Business Manager, Bishop Challoner School

LED lighting and lighting controls certainly ticks the boxes and is really is a sound investment that simplifies carbon reduction."

"Lighting controls in particular are a great asset as it is difficult to rapidly change people’s attitudes to switching off lighting."

John Tucker, Facilities Manager, Menzies Distribution

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