Employee benefits provider Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) has launched a car salary sacrifice scheme from Fleet Hire.
One of the employee benefits JLT recommends to UK clients is the salary sacrifice car scheme from Car Salary Exchange, the car benefit brand of Fleet Hire, and at the end of last year the company took the decision to introduce the scheme to its own UK workforce of around 4,100 eligible employees.
The car benefit scheme has been running for around three months, in which time some 775 staff have registered their interest in the scheme, representing more than 18% of the eligible employee workforce.
In the first quarter of this year, there has been around a 1% take-up with 50 new car orders placed on the system and around 28,000 quotations generated.
JLT employees have access to around 4,000 new cars available through the scheme, and they can generate quotes online via the Car Salary Exchange online quotation platform, which is available from desktop computers, tablets or mobile phones. They are also able to compare up to three models side-by-side on-screen.
The most popular cars to date have been the Mercedes A-Class, the Nissan Qashqai and the BMW 1 Series.
Caroline Jordan, benefits manager at JLT, said: “We are delighted with the initial interest received for the scheme which offers a wide choice of low CO2-emitting cars up to a carbon cap of 130g/km. To date, the average CO2 of vehicles ordered has been 102g/km.
“What has proved particularly pleasing is how well the Car Salary Exchange team planned and coordinated the pre-launch benefit seminars at our London headquarters and various regional offices. The feedback from our employees has been very positive as to the content and visually informative style of the communication.
“The Car Salary Exchange team has been great in supporting our implementation with pre-launch, launch and post-launch communications material. They also managed our head office launch, which attracted more than 250 staff, very efficiently and made the whole implementation process as smooth and as painless as possible.”