Price Bailey Chartered Accountants has introduced the Cycle2Work scheme for its employees, where they can purchase a bike at a reduced rate, helping to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Price Bailey pedals towards a greener future
The Cycle2Work scheme, which runs in partnership with Halfords, aims to reduce the number of employees using their cars to get to work. This helps to improve Price Bailey’s environmental impact with additional benefits of encouraging team members to get fit, avoid traffic delays and also save money on fuel, car parking and other public transport fares.
Employees are allocated £1,000 to purchase bikes and cycling equipment from Price Bailey. The cost of this equipment is taken out of the employee’s salary over a year with a 32% (for standard tax payers) or 42% (for higher rate tax payers) saving in tax by the government initiative.
This is another step that Price Bailey has taken in 2018 to reduce its environmental impact. In February, the firm introduced its ‘Plastic is not Fantastic’ initiative which saw the removal of plastic drinks bottles in hospitality and events procedures. This has reduced the amount of plastic being sent for recycling across all offices.
Martin Clapson, Managing Director of Price Bailey said, “The Cycle2Work scheme is a great way to reduce our impact on the environment whilst helping people to get fit. We did away with plastic bottles in all our offices earlier this year and now we are fully supporting the Cycle2Work scheme. It is also a fantastic opportunity for our teams to prepare for a number of exciting cycling events that we are holding with Action Medical Research who are our charity partner for 2018-2020.”
Price Bailey is a leading firm of business advisers and accountants with ten offices throughout East Anglia, London, Guernsey, Eastern Carribean and Dubai serving local SMEs, private clients and regional, national and international businesses.