The combined problems of road congestion, pollution and petrol prices mean that getting more commuters out of their cars is high on the agenda
(Vocus) June 13, 2010
Storage specialists Action Storage has announced a new initiative to help businesses encourage their staff onto their cycles and take advantage of the tax free biking scheme. Drawing on its experience in helping schools implement cycling policies, Action Storage is offering businesses the expertise to help reduce road congestion, pollution and create a healthier, happier workforce in the process.
As part of the Green Transport Plan, the Tax Free Biking scheme enables businesses to purchase cycles and then loan them to employees at a discounted rate. After savings on VAT, income tax and national insurance are applied, the cost of the cycles and equipment are typically 38-45% lower than if the employee were to purchase them privately.
“The combined problems of road congestion, pollution and petrol prices mean that getting more commuters out of their cars is high on the agenda,” said Action Storage MD Tom Brialey, “With our expertise in assisting schools to implement cycling policies, we can help businesses take advantage of the tax free biking scheme, and benefit from fitter, more punctual and wide awake workers.”
To encourage employees out of their cars, businesses will need to provide facilities for safely storing bikes and equipment throughout the day. Action Storage supplies a wide range of secure cycle compounds, cycle racks and storage lockers so that equipment can be safely locked up until it’s time for home.
Its range includes lockable cycle compounds with polycarbonate roof panels, for weather protection, and storage space for up to 48 bikes. Action Storage also supplies eXtreme™ plastic lockers for storing helmets, lights and waterproof clothing, which can be stacked outdoors without the fear of them rusting, and they’re resistant to break in attempts with a claw hammer.
Action Storage can also provide a free design service to assist businesses plan where to place their storage facilities. Its design team will visit a business’ premises, assess the space available and provide drawings on the best cycle and locker storage arrangement possible.
Details of Action Storage’s full range of secure lockers, cycle compounds and other storage equipment can be found on its website, where you can also order a free 148 page catalogue and register for updates on its latest special offers.
About Action Storage
For over 23 years Action Storage (http://www.action-storage.co.uk) has supplied shelving, lockers, racking and storage equipment using the latest materials and innovative designs. Their clients include retail, warehouses, schools, government offices and anyone else requiring high quality storage solutions throughout the UK and mainland Europe.
Action Storage pride themselves on their high service levels, and provide a free, unique advice line for discussing your requirements and assessing the perfect solution.
For service enquiries contact:
Tel UK: 0800 592215
Outside UK: +44 (0)1908 525700
Fax: +44 (0)1908 321650
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