Berkshire NHS Trust launches salary sacrifice car scheme

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a salary sacrifice car scheme called SalaryPlan.

The scheme is provided by Automotive Leasing, the public sector division of fleet management firm LeasePlan, in a sole-supply partnership with Derwent Shared Services.

It enables eligible employees to save between £60 and £100 a month compared to buying a new car in the retail market. It also provides access to Automotive Leasing’s network of support services and maintenance benefits.

Employees have access to an online portal where they can calculate costs and choose from more than 5,000 cars.

A spokesperson from Berkshire NHS Trust, said: “We wanted to go with a scheme that was flexible and designed to meet the motoring needs of our staff, offering them a benefit at a relatively low cost with hassle-free motoring.  

“We are very keen to ensure that all of our staff benefit from this scheme and, as a trust, we are able to make significant cost savings too.”

Tim Meadows, brand director at Automotive Leasing, added: “At a time when public sector pay is carefully scrutinised, we are seeing a number of organisations like Berkshire looking for attractive and cost-effective incentives for their employees.”