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Wiltshire Council selects Tusker’s salary sacrifice car scheme

Wiltshire Council has selected Tusker’s salary sacrifice car scheme, SS4C, to launch a green car scheme to its 5,000 employees.

The council has set a carbon cap of 120g/km for all the vehicles which can be ordered on the green car scheme and expect take up to be between 2-5% in years one and two.

Wiltshire Council said the scheme had been easy to implement as they had decided to run a pilot scheme first to enable them to check the service and support levels provided by Tusker and to ensure it was a benefit that would be welcomed by their employees.

“The green car scheme was introduced as a pilot to a small group of employees, whose subsidised lease car arrangements were coming to an end, to enable us to test out how the scheme would work in practice,” said a spokesman for Wiltshire Council.

“The scheme is open to all non-schools based employees and provides a tangible benefit during the current financial climate. We have had a very positive reaction with 55 new car orders so far. The most popular models have been the Peugeot 107, Chevrolet Spark and Ford Fiesta.”

Tusker handles the bulk of the scheme’s administration, helping to relieve the burden on council staff in running the scheme.

Meanwhile, information regarding the green car scheme is hosted on the council’s internal staff benefits website and communicated to employees via a weekly e-newsletter. Roadshows, posters and leaflets were also issued to promote the scheme to employees who did not have access to a computer.
 


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