18 March 2009
Bikes for Work
Again - another story from West Berkshire Council:
"A scheme currently run by Halfords which enables employees to purchase a bike at up to 50% off and pay for the bike out of their salary before the tax is deducted. This would contribute to the Cleaner and Greener agenda and be of benefit to the staff personally." The reviewing "Panel supported the idea but would also like to see if more local businesses would be willing/able to partake in the scheme. No financial support required from the Council but it has a great advantage to employees." With the result that "Insurers being consulted – if response favourable, this could form part of the Green Travel Plan due out for consultation soon"