E-bike vs. push bike

Posted by Lauren Doyle on 02-Mar-2021 16:19:35

Choosing a new bike for your commute can be a daunting task.

Folding bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the different choices available.

And that’s just regular push bikes!

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Topics: employers, employees, bikes, wellbeing, producitivty, cycle to work, cycling, commuting

What cycle to work bike shops can I use?

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 05-Feb-2020 14:33:23

Each cycle to work scheme provider has its own network of bike shop retailers from which the employees of companies signed up to the scheme can redeem scheme vouchers. The networks vary in size and in which retailers they include, but there also tends to be some overlap.

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Topics: cycle to work schemes, bike shops

Bigger Better Bikes with Bike2Work Scheme

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 17-Jan-2020 16:50:51

We have some exciting news. The Government has recently updated the cycle to work scheme to encourage more people to commute to work by bike. This means the benefits of the scheme are now even better for both employees and employers. We’ve summarised some of the main points below and we’ve also produced a comprehensive guide to the changes that you can download below. 


Bikes and cycling equipment of up to any value, including E-Bikes, can now be covered by the cycle to work scheme 

A broader selection of cycling accessories, including anything that an individual needs to commute by bike, can now be covered by the cycle to work scheme 


Employers now have more flexibility to structure their schemes and set their own limits on the cost of bikes and equipment for employees 

For more information about the changes to the cycle to work scheme, you can download the guide below. It explains what all the changes are, what the benefits are for employees and employers and how you can set up a scheme in your workplace. If you have questions, please contact us on 0330 088 4765 or book a meeting via our website. 

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Topics: salary sacrifice, bike shops, cycle to work, employee development

What are the cycle to work scheme savings for employers?

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 25-Apr-2018 12:26:00

Most people familiar with the cycle to work scheme know that it can save employees at companies that are registered money on bikes and cycling equipment. Fewer, though, realise that there are savings to be made for companies themselves. The most direct cycle to work scheme savings for employers are made in National Insurance contributions, capital allowances and, in some cases, Annual Investment Allowances (AIAs). Employers save through reduced time lost to sick days.

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Topics: cycle to work schemes, savings

How Bike2Work Scheme sets up an effective cycle to work scheme

Posted by Julie Connor on 23-Apr-2018 12:28:00

Although the UKs cycle to work scheme is a government initiative, it is delivered by a variety of commercial partners, of which Bike2Work Scheme is one. As weve detailed in our guide to choosing a cycle to work scheme provider for employers, each provider delivers the scheme in their own way. 

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Topics: cycle to work schemes, cycle to work scheme providers

What salary sacrifice benefits are available?

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 20-Apr-2018 11:00:00

Salary sacrifice schemes are a way of providing employee benefits by giving employees the option of handing over part of their gross salary in return for whatever the benefit may be. The advantage is that employee salaries are only taxed subsequent to making the sacrifice, therefore saving the employee money. Employers save as well, by not paying Secondary Class 1 National Insurance contributions on the sacrificed portions of staff salaries.

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Topics: employee benefits, salary sacrifice

How to be a cycle-friendly employer

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 18-Apr-2018 11:35:27
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Topics: cycling, cycle-friendly, commuting

What are the benefits of employee development? 

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 05-Mar-2018 21:15:00

What are the benefits of employee development?

This may seem like an odd question – surely the benefits of employee development are plain to see? More highly skilled staff help companies to perform better and more productively, improving the bottom line as a result.  But there’s more to employee development than just a company’s accounts.

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Topics: productivity, employee development

Employer benefits of employee benefits!

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 28-Feb-2018 21:10:00

It may go without saying, but employee benefits don’t just benefit employees. Indeed, there are a lot of advantages to employers offering employee benefits too. Fundamentally, as you might expect, these all boil down to a company’s bottom line.

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Topics: employee benefits, employers, employees

Short-term vs long-term vs termination employee benefits

Posted by Aimee Radcliffe on 20-Feb-2018 11:37:05

The vast majority of employers provide their employees with a benefits package in one form or other, with the likes of annual leave, pensions and public transport season ticket loans among the most popular perks offered. Although few employees will give much thought to it – because it’s not necessarily that pertinent – benefits can be split into one of three categories.

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Topics: employee benefits

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