Enter in your cash flow forecast the cost of running any business vehicles. Don't include the cost of the vehicle itself - include that under 'Capital expenditure'.
Running costs include:
- the cost of fuel used for business purposes. If you plan to buy and sell stock at trade fairs and markets or visit dealers in other parts of the country you should estimate the mileages you are likely to cover. If you know the average fuel consumption of your vehicle you can then estimate how much the fuel will cost you
- servicing and repairs
- replacement tyres, exhausts and so on
- road tax
- any road tolls, congestion charges and parking costs incurred by the business
Travel expenses include all the other expenses incurred on business travel which is not made by car. These might include:
- public transport
- hotel expenses
For example you might travel by train to an antiques fair and stay overnight.
Some of these costs, such as fuel, you will incur every month. Others, such as road tax, you can pay annually, every six months, or in monthly instalments (by direct debit). Enter your estimate of motor and travel expenses in the months when you expect to pay them.