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It’s in all our interests to get fitter and healthier and to help create cleaner safer environments. And a fitter workforce is a happier workforce. As an employer, there are many things you can do to help – most of which are simple and low-cost.
We hope employers in Swansea will champion Swansea Bayways within the workplace and do what they can to support colleagues to take their short journeys on foot or by bike.
Why get involved?
- A fitter, healthier and more productive workforce.
- Less pressure on car parking space.
- Reduction in your carbon footprint for your CSR.
- Contribute to Swansea’s air quality standards.
- Save money on costly petrol and parking.
- Save time on every journey by avoiding traffic jams.
- Feel fitter, healthier and happier.
- Create safer, quieter streets where you live and work.
How to get involved
Download the Swansea Bayways toolkit to discover how you can promote and encourage more people to walk or cycle to work or for their short journeys during their working day.
The toolkit includes posters and leaflets you can use, as well as hints and tips.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Cycle to Work is a Government initiative introduced in 1999 to encourage cycling as a way of getting to work. All public, private and third sector employers can run a cycle to work scheme and all employees can hire bicycles and safety equipment through the scheme.
It means employees can save up to 32% on the cost of a new bike and accessories if used primarily for commuting.
It’s really straightforward: The employees choose the bike and accessories and you recoup the bike cost though employee salary sacrifice (a monthly deduction from gross salary for the duration of the Hire Period). The employee spreads the cost and makes savings on their tax contributions; 32% for standard rate tax payers and 42% for higher rate tax payers. As an employer, you make a 13.8% saving through National Insurance Contributions.
It’s quick and easy to run. Many companies don’t charge for managing Cycle To Work scheme, but they will provide full support to scheme administrators.
Download the Swansea Bayways toolkit now to learn more.