Employee Benefits

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Employee Benefits at a glance

 

As a Fife Council employee you can get a discount from a range of companies or businesses. So now you can save money on lots of different products, services or activities.

 

Many of the discounts on the list have been brought to our attention by employees. If you know about, or are offered a discount by a company, please let us know by emailing employee.benefits@fife.gov.uk and we will tell everyone else about it.

 

Here are just some of the great benefits you will receive from our employee benefits scheme.  You'll find lots more information within our pages so why not delve in and start saving today.
 
 

UPDATE - Computer Scheme Roadshows have been organised for Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October.  Please see details below and feel free to drop in to find out more information from our scheme providers

 

Tuesday 28th October, Fife House Complex

10am – 3pm 

Please note any computer equipment can only be viewed as wi fi not available in these locations.  If you require to test equipment please attend the session at Bankhead.

  • Fife House Reception Area - 10.00 - 11.45
  • Rothesay House Reception Area - 12 noon 1.30 pm
  • Kingdom House Reception Area - 1.45 pm - 3.00 pm

 

Wednesday 29th October, Bankhead Central

9.45am - 3pm                                 

Wi -fi is available in this location hence equipment can be set up and displayed.

  • Open Plan area beside Towndown Zone

 

 

 

Computer Scheme

From time to time, the Council offers eligible employees access to salary sacrifice scheme including the latest iPads, Laptops and other computer equipment.  More information is available on the computer scheme page.

 

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents

 

Launched in 1998, childcare vouchers are a scheme run by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

 

They are a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. If you join the scheme, you can exchange up to £55† a week (£220 per 4 week pay period or £243† a month)  of your gross salary for childcare vouchers.

 

The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions (NI). Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933* a parent, a year.

 

It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up for childcare vouchers and the scheme applies whatever rate of tax you pay. What’s more, both parents can request childcare vouchers, giving a potential family saving of £1,866** a year!

Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Save up to 40% through tax and national insurance savings when hiring a bike or accessories through Fife Council’s cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme which allows you to receive part of your salary free of tax and national insurance to pay for a cycle or cycle equipment.  A calculator shows how much you’ll pay and the savings you’ll make. Savings will depend on your tax and national insurance calculations. Our current provider is Cyclescheme and their information can be found by visiting www.cyclescheme.co.uk.  Schemes are normally open for a specified time normally during Spring and Autumn. Watch out for details on scheme opening dates.

Get saving; get cycling!

UK and local discounts

Access to discounts on a vast range of products and services both nationwide and locally across Fife. UK-wide discounts are accessed via a website or over the phone, and the local discounts are available on provision of a Fife Council ID badge or recent payslip. 

 

Local Offers

We believe it’s important to support local businesses so we have teamed up with local suppliers to give you discounts on your doorstep.  To receive local discounts all you have to do is show your Council ID badge or a recent payslip to access a broad range of products and services throughout Fife.  

 

National Offers

 

 

Fife Council’s new employee discount scheme will be available from 1 August 2014

Brought to you by P&MM, we hope you love the choices that www.fifecouncillifestylesavings.co.uk gives you – including:

  • Up to 15% off paper and reloadable voucher cards for retailers including; Asda, Argos, B&Q, Boots, Curry’s, Homebase, Ikea, New Look, Marks and Spencer’s, Morrisons, Top Shop, Sainsbury’s  plus many more
  • Save up to 30% off cinema tickets
  • Online discount codes, helping you to save at your favourite online retailers
  • Save up to 14% off package holidays through the online travel portal – lifestyletravel where you can browse, compare and book discounted breaks
  • Up to 60% off UK hotels, attractions and fun days out for all the family
  • Collect multi retailer savings with the pre-paid Mastercard® Debit Card ‘Spree Plus’
  • Earn cash-back while you shop online with over 4,000 online offers being updated on a daily basis

 

As well as the many discounts available through your benefits site, when you register online you will also be eligible for the FREE monthly prize draw.

 

What do I need to do?


From Friday 1 August 2014, follow the steps below and you can soon start to save.

 

  1. Go to www.fifecouncillifestylesavings.co.uk and click on ‘Join Now’
  2. Enter your Fife Council payroll number.  Your payroll number is a six-digit number normally starting with a zero e.g. 012345, 001234 or 000123.  Elected members' payroll normally start with a B followed by six digits.  You will find your payroll number on your pay slips.  
  3. You will be asked to enter your personal details including your email address, which could be a work or personal email address and a preferred username and password, you will use this next time you visit the site to access your account.
  4. Click on ‘Create Account’ and the home page will load. You can now start to browse, shop and save!

 

If you need any help in registering or have any queries about the discounts call P&MM 0845 272 8720 or email lifestyle@p-mm.co.uk and quote Fife Council

 

This replaces the Wider Wallet scheme that you may have been registered with.  Should you have queries relating to the Wider Wallet scheme please contact them on 0800 612 7110.

 

Physical and Financial Health

Products, services and advice. 

From healthcare cash plans to savings at your local community use school or leisure centre.   From discounted insurance to local credit unions.

Long Service Awards

Employees who have attained 25 or 40 years continuous service are awarded for their contribution and effort with Long Service Awards.

Payroll Giving

A simple, efficient and flexible scheme, which allows you to give, on a tax-free basis, to the charity/ies of your choice.

 
 

 

 

 

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