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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. CLICK ON THE LINKS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE TABLE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
 

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 36 hours additional annual leave per leave year. 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. For employees with access to a computer, the application process will be through First Contact where the offering will open on the 8th January.

For employees with no access to a computer, managers are asked to download the information including the paper application form for the employee to complete.

If interested in buying additional leave, you should speak to your manager about your purchase in advance. Click on the guidance to find out more.

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.

 

The SCAVC page includes information for existing AVC plan members on how they can transfer into the new shared cost scheme and what they need to consider before making that decision. Existing members wishing to transfer should complete and send a copy of the payroll mandate to Payroll.  The mandate can be found attached to the letter called Employees with a Prudential AVC plan at the bottom of the SCAVC page

 

Childcare Vouchers

Please note: Our Childcare Voucher provider changed from Computershare to Sodexo in November 2017.

 

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). More information and calculator can be found on the UK government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/childcare-vouchers-better-off-calculator.  Parents who joined their employers childcare voucher scheme before 6 April 2011 may have Protected Rights and still be able to receive £243 each month in childcare vouchers irrespective of their tax band.   


 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.

 

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. 

How to apply?

The next cycle to work scheme will be open for applications from 12th March until 25th April 2018 with the first deduction being end of May for both Fife and Teachers.  The following scheme will operate from 24th Sept until 7th November 2018 for first deductions in December for both payrolls.  

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

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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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