University of Birmingham launches car salary sacrifice

Salary sacrifice car schemes

The University of Birmingham has launched a car salary sacrifice car scheme for its 6,500 members of staff.

Through the scheme, which is provided by SGFleet, employees can take up a fully maintained and insured car, with savings available through tax and national insurance efficiencies, as well as corporate discounts. 

The scheme will also enable the university to compare CO2 emissions of employees’ new cars to the cars they are replacing. CO2 emissions for cars available through the scheme have been capped at 120g/km as part of the university’s carbon reduction strategy.

The university communicated the scheme to staff using email, posters and TV displays around campus and on the university’s intranet, as well as a series of presentations. It will also hold a number of roadshows over the coming months at its various colleges and buildings around its campus.

Monica Guise, post, portering, transport and interim sustainable travel manager at the University of Birmingham said: “We’re really pleased with how [the launch] has gone. About 37% of employees drive to work and it’s been fantastic to see how great this scheme is for them.”