Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is delighted to be running the Cycle to Work scheme as part of the Government’s Green Travel Plan, to encourage employees to ride a bicycle to work and aid in reducing congestion and environmental pollution.
The scheme runs all year around so colleagues can order a cycle at any time. As long as the staff member is a Cardiff and Vale UHB employee (and on our payroll), and the deductions do not take the staff member below minimum wage, then they would be able to participate.
Single Lead Employer doctors can access a cycle to work scheme via Shared Services Staff Benefits by emailing SalarySacrifice@wales.nhs.uk. For further details contact Colin McMillan, Head of Transport and Sustainable Travel, by emailing email@example.com
In brief, the scheme works as follows:
UHB employees wishing to participate register online with scheme (www.vivupbenefits.co.uk)
Once registered, they can check details such as participating cycle shops, online offers, etc.
Using local participating cycle shops, people can select a cycle (options include e-bikes) and/or cycling equipment, and obtain a quotation which is uploaded to Vivup with application form
Vivup provides the Health Board with an application spreadsheet for vetting/approval
Once approved, Vivup place the order and pay the cycle shop for the bike
Employee salary deductions are taken off gross pay (hence savings on National Insurance, tax) over 12 months
Level of savings depends upon whether the staff member is a higher or lower tax payer.
Prior to participating in the scheme it is important to ensure that your details in ESR are correct in terms of address, fixed term contract dates, etc. Failure to do so may result in delays. If in doubt please contact Workforce Information.
During the last seven years the UHB has used its own funds, and grants from South East Wales Travel Alliance (SEWTA) and Cardiff Council, to improve on-site facilities for active travellers (cyclists/walkers) as follows:
The Transport & Sustainable Travel Office has agreed with the CMC Sports and Social Club that they will manage lockers for active travellers and make their facilities available to active travellers as follows:
Full CMC Sports & Social Club Membership is available to all UHB staff for only £7.90 per month (as at April 2018). Staff wishing to know more can contact CMC Sports and Social Club reception on 029 2074 2927 or visit the CMC Sports and Social Club website.