Good intentions: lease a bike!
The first in a series of good intentions is to propose a bicycle leasing. There are quite a number of companies that already offer their employees a bicycle leasing. The future of bike leasing also looks prosperous. Each company having its own DNA, the ways in which bicycle leasing can be introduced are manifold. That is why o2o via the digital platform is offering a tailor-made formula for each company: flexible salaries, cafetaria plan, budget neutral approach, mobility budget, …
You are interested but haven’t got a clue about what bicycle leasing is all about, then you must certainly download the o2o start-to-lease brochure. This brochure is for free and provides a clear overview of the important steps that need to be taken when setting up a bicycle lease plan. It is the ideal document for getting acquainted with the concept of bicycle leasing and the impact it has on your company.
The bicycle allowance
Give your cycling employees a bicycle allowance. This allowance is exempt from income tax up to 0.24 euro per kilometre travelled. If one of your employees lives at 5 kilometres from your company and he comes to work by bike twice a week, he receives on an annual basis an extra 250 euro on top of his salary. A nice and socially justifiable little present for those who cycle to work.
Next to the bicycle allowance and the leased bike, optimising the bicycle infrastructure can also be one of the good intentions. Motivate your employees even more by investing in safe bicycle storage. There are many options: from a simple but solid (covered) bicycle shed to a more elaborate system using access badges. Dressing and shower facilities are also highly appreciated by cycling employees. All costs made for the organisation of common transport and/or for encouraging commuting by (electric) bike are 120% deductible fiscally, instead of the current 100%.
Invest in your people and go all the way for employee satisfaction. Happy employees are important for a company: the are more productive, are less frequently ill and show more loyalty. Why not organise workshops on bicycle safety, or plan a Car-Free-Day. Work with incentives such as “Which department made most kilometres last month”, or put the spots on “the cyclist of the year” and give him a nice little present. These are just a couple of examples, but there are countless other possibilities for starting up cycling mobility in a creative way.
Make savings in a sound and socially responsible way in 2020. More bikers means less cars, hence lower costs. A leased bike is cheaper than a company car, that speaks for itself: less parking costs, less fuel cards and a lower monthly employee contribution. A leased bike means a considerable cost reduction for the employee as well as for the employer.
Sources: www.vlaio.be and financien.belgium.be