Contract Hire / Operating Lease
Here are several reasons why Contract Hire & Operating Lease work well for certain companies. If the equipment been purchased is purely for business use you can claim 100% of the VAT back. Contract Hire can also include a maintenance package which again you can claim 100% of the VAT for.
As with a HP deal you have fixed monthly rentals which allows for simple budgeting but you have no depreciation risk as the agreement is purely rental so it is not on your balance sheet. This means your gearing will not be affected and you do not have to worry about a re-sale value at the end of the agreement as you hand the equipment back.