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Employee Benefits

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Employee Benefits at a glance

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.
 

Buying Additional Leave

Fife Council is introducing a new scheme to allow employees to buy additional annual leave. The scheme will complement existing work-life balance policies and enable employees and the Council to make cost savings. Under the scheme employees can apply to buy up to 5 days (36 hours) additional annual leave for each leave year period. This will be implemented pro rata for part-time employees. For leave year 2018/19, the opportunity to purchase is between 8th January and 2nd February 2018. Speak to your manager about your purchase in advance.

Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost AVC

New Way to Increase Your LGPS Pension

Fife Council is now adding to our existing Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme with the launch of a new Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost AVC (SCAVC). Employees considering this option should first of all, read the guide to salary sacrifice SCAVC which can be found in the AVC information pages on FISH.

Employees are also encouraged to come along to one of Prudential’s seminars running between 7th and 10th November 2017.

Booking is available online at www.pru.co.uk/register.  Enter Employer ID: CKJ9

 

Dates

Venues

For those who may

have LESS than 5 years to retirement

For those who may

have MORE than 5 years to retirement

Tuesday

7 November

Fife House,

Glenrothes,

FHWGF.005

 

9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

 

11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

8 November

New City House,

Dunfermline, NCHLG002/003

 

10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

 

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

 

Friday

10 November

Bankhead Building, Glenrothes

BNKGF001

 

9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

 

11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon

1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

 

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a tax-efficient employee benefit available to all eligible working parents
 

Launched in 1998, childcare vouchers are a Government-approved scheme run by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). However, the UK Government is currently changing the voucher scheme. Known as Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), it will be rolled out from 2017.

Fife Council’s employer childcare voucher scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. From April 2018, you will lose the right to sign up to a childcare voucher scheme through your employer unless you are already a member. If you already take childcare vouchers, you can continue taking them as long as you like. To make sure you have the choice of which scheme suits you best, you need to become a member of your employer's voucher scheme.
 It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up for employer childcare vouchers and the scheme applies whatever rate of tax you pay.

Join now, even if you think your family situation or employment status might change in the future. It's worth joining the childcare voucher scheme now to give yourself a choice further down the line.

Please note: If you are not already a member of the childcare voucher scheme and wish to join you will need to wait until Sodexo launches its' portal on or around the 1st November

Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to Work scheme
 

From 1 November, the Council’s provider will change from Cyclescheme (www.cyclescheme.co.uk/fife) to Sodexo. 

The next scheme will open Spring 2018.  Details will be provided beforehand.

 

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.


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.



National Offers

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



What do I need to do?

Go to www.fifecouncillifestylesavings.co.uk and click on ‘Join Now’

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
 

 

 

 

 


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