Salary sacrifice cars are the ‘ultimate’ in employee convenience, says Fleet Evolution
Salary sacrifice cars are the ‘ultimate’ in convenience
for employees, providing a ‘company car-like’ care experience, as well as
offering peace of mind for employers, according to Tamworth-based car benefits
and fleet management specialist, Fleet Evolution.
It claims that salary sacrifice cars can provide
employees who aren’t eligible to receive a company car with all the benefits
associated with running one.
Fleet Evolution contends that a salary sacrifice car
scheme can provide a convenient and reliable solution to employees, as well
providing employers with the assurance of regular attendance or on-time business
Analysis by Fleet Evolution has revealed that 82% of
employees who have taken a car through the firm’s salary sacrifice car schemes
have never run a new car before. Typically, they were driving used cars of up
to 10-years-old which were more liable to suffer expensive breakdowns than new
models and were far from convenient for either employees or their employers,
the company said.
Fleet Evolution managing director Andrew Leech believes
that a salary sacrifice car scheme can provide employees with the ultimate in
convenience, as well as helping remove the stress associated with running and
servicing a car.
He said: “Consumers are demanding greater convenience as
time becomes more precious, and work-life balance dominates the conversations
of many corporate HR departments. Those employers that can help employees
achieve the ideal balance should be able to reap huge rewards in recruitment,
retention and productivity.
“In this era of offering instant solutions to daily
problems, for many the car remains a relic of a bygone age and lives can be
massively disrupted by anything from engine failure, to something as simple as
a puncture or servicing.
“Of course, the knock-on effect when things go wrong
don’t just impact on the employee, but they affect the employer and their
customers as well, through late attendance, missed appointments and reduced
He added: “Car
salary sacrifice schemes remain an extremely valuable benefit to employees due
to their convenience, ease of use, absence of upfront payments and value for
“As well as the convenience and reliability factor,
they also genuinely promote the uptake of less polluting, more environmentally
friendly cars so that they offer employees a perfect win-win all round.”