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Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils launch car salary sacrifice scheme

The scheme, provided by Tusker, helps both employers and employees save money, plus further benefits to employees that include no deposits, credit checks or extra hidden costs.

Following a competitive tender process to review their current scheme, Tusker were awarded the new contract and the scheme was introduced as part of a wider package in conjunction with employee benefits provider, P&MM.

Key benefits of Tusker’s scheme included the overall quality of the product, high service levels and the company’s approach to driving take up and minimising risk with built in protections in the case of employees leaving.

Aberdeenshire Councillor Martin Kitts-Hayes, chair of the organisation’s Policy and Resources Committee, commented: “Our employees work in a wide variety of roles, from home carers to road workers. We fully appreciate how expensive it is to live and work in Aberdeenshire, so this is a great way for our employees to limit and budget for the cost of travel.”

Take up for the new scheme has been very high, with over 100 orders to date and 10% of the workforce logging in to the dedicated driver site.

Neil Yacamini, team leader (resourcing) for hr business services in Aberdeen City Council, said: “We have received positive feedback from employees after a series of roadshows conducted by Tusker in recent weeks. The Tusker team is very proactive and supportive, and due to the improved communications the scheme has a much higher profile which has seen a large a spike in orders just in the first few days.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.