GLA staff and the Cycle to Work scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0968
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As part of the Mayor's Climate Change initiatives and sustainable transport policy, will the Mayor allow GLA staff the opportunity to participate in the government's 'Cycle to Work' scheme before the commencement of National Bike Week (16-24th June 2007)? This scheme enables employees to benefit from a long term loan of bikes and commuting equipment such as lights, locks and panniers completely tax free; saving on average tax payer between 38-40% on the total costs of purchasing a bike and all the accessories and is excellent way to ensure people consider the return to cycling.

Answer

Answer for GLA staff and the Cycle to Work scheme

Answer for GLA staff and the Cycle to Work scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. The GLA Travel Plan staff are currently considering the detailed options involved for participating in the Government's `Cycle to Work' Scheme. Work is underway to progress this measure and I am confident that GLA staff will be able to participate in this scheme in the near future.