Anyone who come to work by bike is often on time, arrives feeling fit and with a fresh head. Regular cyclists are healthier and therefore have lower absenteeism due to illness. But there is more to it than that.
You are an employee
More time to enjoy
Cycling to work means saving time. In an urban environment, the bicycle is often faster than the car and you know in advance how long it will take you. Exercise is fun and makes you feel good. So more time to enjoy.
Healthier by cycling to work
Cycling is good for your health. Scientific research has shown that regular cycling increases life expectancy and reduces the number of sick days. By cycling to work occasionally, you contribute to a better environment and your health.
As an employee, you can choose to spend part of your gross salary or mobility budget on a company bicycle. This means that you hand in your gross salary for the bicycle, giving you an advantage of 30 to 40% compared to a personal purchase. If you receive a company bicycle from your employer, this is not a taxable benefit, even if you also use that bicycle for private purposes. All this remains valid if you already have a company car.
An employer may grant a bicycle premium tax-free up to € 0,27 per km. That adds up quickly. If you cycle to work a work, you can collect a nice bonus.
Comfort and security
A company bicycle that is well maintained. This guarantees a pleasant, reliable and safe ride. Ideally, you choose a model that fully matches your usage profile; an regular bicycle for short commuting distances, an electric bicycle for those who live further from work and a folding bicycle for those who combine different modes of transport. A company bicycle is generally “all risk” insured and covered by 24h / 7d assistance. This way you can ride in full confidence.
You are employer
Those who come to work by bicycle are more likely to be one time and also arrive in great shape and with a fresh head. Regular cyclists are healthier and have less absenteeism, according to a study by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). In the popular science program “Ook getest op mensen” it has been clearly proven that the ability to concentrate increases after some exercise.
Accessibility of your company, cost of parking space
The accessibility of your will company improve if more employees occasionally exchange their car for a bicycle. Every employee who cycles contributes to fewer traffic jams on the way to your company and more free parking spaces on your site. A normal parking space costs around € 18.000. If you can avoid a new expansion of your parking space with a bicycle plan, you have made a enourmous savings.
Image of your company
Employees who use a bicycles are good for the image of your company. They are a tangible symbol of your attention to corporate social responsibility. A reduction in parking and traffic pressure in the area around your company is another direct benefit.
Retention and recruitment, your unique advantage
You want to attract the best emplyees and keep your excellent employees loyal to your company. No other additional benefit offers the same gross / net advantages as a company bicycle. And for the time being, you can still really distinguish yourself with a company bicycle plan. This makes the company bicycle the ideal means to stay ahead of the competition in terms of personnel policy.
There are actually plenty of reasons to consider company bicycles. But the government offers a bonus: company bicycles and all extras are 100% tax deductable. This can be combined with a bicycle allowance and a company car. For the employee, the company bike is not a taxable advantage. And no social security contributions are due for all commuting with the company bicycle.
Positive profit contribution
To conclude: the costs of a bicycle plan are usually more than offset by the many benefits.
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