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Stantec UK to end company car scheme in favour of salary sacrifice

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Stantec UK is ending its traditional company car scheme and introducing a flexible benefit allowance.

As part of the changes, the international services provider to the design and consulting industry has launched a flexible salary sacrifice scheme.

The scheme, in conjunction with EV salary sacrifice and fleet management specialist, Fleet Evolution, aims to encourage environmentally conscious modes of transport and behavioural change, and provides access to electric and hybrid vehicles to employees eligible to apply through Stantec’s internal benefits programme.

Gill Blandin-Ellis, human resources director at Stantec said: “We’re very proud to launch this new scheme which focuses on rebranding and reframing our offer to employees with the environment in mind.

“The aim is to encourage further behavioural changes within our own operations to support our climate change commitments and targets. We look forward to more sustainability initiatives to drive forward a focus on protecting the environment.”

Current company car users have been advised that Stantec UK does not intend to support a traditional company car fleet beyond the end of their current lease agreements.

Eligible employees will instead receive a flexible benefit allowance, which they can choose to use towards more sustainable travel options.  So far, the response to the new scheme has been positive, with 21% of current lease holders either agreeing to or expressing an interest in a new electric or hybrid vehicle.

The Fleet Evolution scheme will be available to all Stantec UK employees subject to usual salary sacrifice rules.

Employees will be able to lease up to two vehicles for two, three or four years. Subject to surveys, each lease holder will have an electric vehicle (EV) charger installed at their property, and for every five leases, there will be a charge point installed at a Stantec UK office.

Where there are longer lead times for electric or hybrid vehicles, short-term hire arrangements will be offered for interim periods.

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