cycle to work for part time employment

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by montage, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
    Bethlehem
    How much do you need to be working to benefit from the cycle to work scheme.

    Read as....can I use the cycle to work scheme when I get a part time job this summer + at uni?
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    You make the salary sacrifice over the year, so the problem will be if you leave after the summer, and move away to go back to Uni. Unless you can convince them to keep paying all year.

    We have a part time staff member who does it though, I don't think the part-time status is going to be your problem.
     
  3. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Not necessarily, as you make the payments over the time period proscribed in the particular scheme you join. The scheme I set up allowed anything from 1 to 18 months.

    I think this bit is wrong. Firstly, you'd have no salary to sacrifice and secondly, you wouldn't be paying tax (or NI) to get any benefit from the sacrifice that you couldn't make anyway.

    The first, and possibly biggest, difficulty which Montage will face, IMO, is that the employers need to have a Cycle To Work scheme set up, which is possibly unlikely in most holiday employers (farms, shops, etc).

    The next difficulty is that the sacrifice cannot take you below the minimum wage, which could be an issue as many seasonal jobs pay pretty close to minimum wage anyway. If you are trying to pay off, say, £500 over 3 months working 20 hours a week, that's going to be a reduction of £1.50 an hour.
     
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