Tax free cycle scheme now open

This cycle scheme window is open from Monday 6 February and closes on Friday 7 April.

Please note the staff benefits website and salary sacrifice schemes are open to staff at all schools except academies and free schools.

If you are considering a healthier, more sustainable way of travelling to work then the WCC cycle scheme may be just what you are looking for.

There is now another opportunity for you to sign up for the tax free cycle to work scheme, which is run in conjunction with our partner  PM&M Ltd (Sodexo).

This is a government-approved scheme that allows you to hire a bike and safety equipment from your employer for the purpose of commuting to and from work and for use at weekends and evenings. You can order your bike from any participating local retailer or Halfords store. The bike you hire will be provided at up to 32% less than the usual cost you would pay, which can result in savings of up to £320. The payments will be deducted directly from your monthly pay before your tax and National Insurance contributions are calculated.

P&MM are one of the largest employee benefits providers in the UK, and are working with us to provide the scheme. WCC staff can apply online at www.wccstaffbenefits.co.uk or by calling 01908 303498 from 6 February to 7 April.

Alternatively, if you would like someone to call you to discuss the scheme, just text ‘cycles’ and your name to 81025.

What is a tax free bike (cycle to work) scheme?

The cycle to work scheme is a tax and National Insurance free scheme set up by the government and the Department for Transport to help promote healthier journeys to work and reduce pollution and congestion.

How to access the cycle scheme

Once you have logged into www.wccstaffbenefits.co.uk select ‘Tax free cycle scheme’ from the quick links menu on the right hand side or under ‘Key Benefits’ (top left).

If you have any problems with logging on to www.wccstaffbenefits.co.uk  please call 01908 352 133 or email lifestyle@p-mm.co.uk

If you have any questions or need help with your cycle scheme application please give the customer care team a call on 01908 303 498.

Discounts and offers

Have you had the opportunity yet to have a browse of our WCC staff benefits website: www.wccstaffbenefits.co.uk?

The website brings together a vast range of national and local discounts and offers from retailers, as well as savings on travel, leisure and entertainment. If you’ve not already registered, it’s quick and simple – just visit www.wccstaffbenefits.co.uk and register using your employee number – it takes less than 60 seconds and you’ll have thousands of offers and discounts at your fingertips. Since we launched the site WCC staff have saved over £8,000.

As well as the offers you can access every day, there are also additional monthly offers where you can save even more.