Cycle to work scheme
There is currently a cycle to work scheme operating within Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The cycle to work scheme is for Service personnel.
Key aims of the scheme
To encourage staff to keep fit
To help protect the environment
To give employees the chance to own a brand new bike and safety equipment and save money
More about the scheme
From 1st April 2009 the Service launched a new cycle to work scheme, which means that the Service can lease bicycles and associated safety equipment to employees through salary sacrifice - as long as they meet the relevant criteria.
This means that employees receive tax and national insurance savings that can be equivalent to around 50% of the retail price of their bike!
Who is eligible?
The scheme is open to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service employees who:
Are over 18 years of age (for compliance with the Consumer Credit Act legislation)
Pay tax and national insurance via PAYE
Have a contract of employment that outlasts the duration of the salary sacrifice period and/or completed their probationary period (if applicable)
Will earn above the national minimum wage after the salary sacrifice deduction
Cycle Scheme website (opens in new window)