Company Bicycle

As director of your own limited company any accountant will tell you that a conventional company car is an unwise and expensive option due to the company car tax rules, for further details on this read the tax and company car section on our site. Also, you may find our company car and van tax benefit calculator useful.

A more tax efficient way is to buy the car yourself and then claim back the miles and running costs, which range from £0.25p - £0.45p.

However, a healthier way to get to work is to cycle, it's good for you and the environment plus there's no road tax or congestion charge.

Just as it's unwise to get the company to buy a car it's no different when it comes to bicycles, your best option is to either use your old bike, providing it's been well maintained and serviced or purchase a new one. Mileage of £0.20p can then be claimed. Although you don't have to declare this on your P11d you must keep a record of your miles in case the Revenue question your claims.

If you would like to learn more about the Government's special scheme regarding hybrid, electric and gas powered cars, click on the following link: Company Cars.

If you have any question about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: jessica@sjdaccountancy.com

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your Emails received by 4pm on any normal working day will be answered the same day. Should it be necessary to leave a telephone message it will be answered same day/following day latest or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee starting from £120 plus VAT per month. Check our packages for more detail.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: janice@sjdaccountancy.com. Our new client services helpdesk is open Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm).

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

Form your own Limited company with SJD - our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure. 

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*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.