Our fleet solutions cover the purchase, lease and hire of a wide range of vehicles from cars, 4x4s and motorcycles, through vans and other commercial vehicles.
Salary sacrifice with CSS
Available to all UK public sector buyers – which includes central government departments and their agencies, the wider public sector and the third sector – our salary sacrifice solutions provide access to great value leases.
Indeed, using an average market rate comparator, CCS discounts are currently 18.5% better than the average of the top 10 leasing companies in the market.
What are vehicle salary sacrifice schemes?
A vehicle salary sacrifice scheme means employees trade a portion of their pre-tax salary for a brand new, low-cost car – meaning they may save on tax and NI. All they need to do is add fuel!
Employers often set up salary sacrifice schemes to help meet an organisation’s green agenda and help cut costs on an employee benefit scheme. The schemes can be cost-neutral for the employer and time-neutral, as the service provider will manage all of the administration.
What are the benefits?
For the employer:
- Savings for employers through reduced NI contributions and corporation tax. While the employer still has to pay NI contributions on the provision of the car, this will normally be much less than what would have been due on the portion of salary sacrificed.
- Schemes can be set up to meet an organisation’s needs – salary sacrifice can be low-cost, cost-neutral or cost-beneficial to the employer.
- For the employer, they are a hassle-free benefit, proven to boost employee satisfaction and loyalty.
For the employee:
- A brand new car of their choice, all for a single deduction from their salary taken before tax and NI. All your employees need to do is add fuel.
- Employees give up part of their gross salary and get a brand new car. Insurance, maintenance, servicing, tyres, breakdown and glass cover are all included.
- As the car is a benefit for your employees, they’ll have to pay Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax. There are no deposit or credit checks, so there are no worries.
Fleet Management Options:
Whether you’ve decided to establish a salary sacrifice scheme or commission other fleet management related services, there are a number of contracting routes you can choose. We know that public sector fleets are wide-ranging in their operational objectives, vehicle profile and fleet policies. Therefore, we’ve made sure that the full range of fleet management services are available to flexibility suit each customer requirement.
If you would like to find out more about our salary sacrifice solutions, please get in touch. You can call us on 0345 410 2222 or email our salary sacrifice email address RM6096@crowncommercial.gov.uk and one of our team will be in touch.
Total Fleet Solutions
You can access a wide range of agreements that cover the whole vehicle life cycle:
- buying or leasing standard vehicles via this portal
- fleet management solutions
- converting or modifying vehicles to meet your specialist requirements
- solutions such as tyres, telematics, insurance and fuel cards to help you manage your fleet efficiently and keep it on the road.
Sustainability is important and we can help you access electric or ultra-low emission vehicles and electric charging points, and reduce the use of employee vehicles for business purposes through vehicle hire and car share schemes. Access Sustainable Charging Infrastructure from our Traffic Management Technology 2 solution.
If you want to find out more about our fleet offer, watch our short film.
The Fleet Portal
Our easy to use portal provides you access to enhanced search functionality, the ability to filter results based on any requirements and compare vehicles side by side; online quotes, including a full breakdown of costs, so you can compare manufacturers, buy vs. lease prices and whole life costs. It will help you support decision-making for both operational and salary sacrificed vehicles.
Access the fleet portal now and start making savings on your fleet.
Supply & Fit of Tyres, Consumables and Associated Services
The Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the new commercial agreement has been published and an industry day is being held on Monday 14 October.
We are running stakeholder engagement meetings in September and October so if you would like to get involved please email RM6142tyres@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Vehicle Telematics (RM6143)
We held an Industry Day on 25 July which was very well attended. The presentation and ongoing updates can be found on our Upcoming Deals webpage and we are aiming to release the OJEU during October 2019.
CCS for Specialist Vehicles
Whether you want to purchase, lease or rent, our offer has all you need for your bespoke vehicle requirement. From standard racking, lining or livery, to specialist vehicles for emergency services or waste management and street cleaning, our solutions are wide-ranging and flexible.
Find out more about how we can help you find the right specialist vehicles.
Vehicle Lease, Fleet Management & Flexible Rental Solutions (RM6096)
Lease a range of vehicles for 2 years or more, access to fleet management services and options for vehicles hired for 28 days or more. A wide range of vehicles from cars, 4x4s and motorcycles to vans, light and heavy commercial vehicles, minibuses and coaches. Availability of electric, alternatively fuelled and other ultra low emission vehicles. Suitable for standard production vehicles and their options, to specialist modified or fully converted vehicles.
Independent fleet management services are available if required, including vehicle selection and acquisition; driver and vehicle administration services; telematic and fuel card management; and the option for management of vehicles you already own. If you want to find out more about your options for outsourced fleet management services, take a look at our new guidance.
Access flexible rental solutions for shorter-term requirements, typically for 28 days or longer. These vehicles are usually available at relatively short notice, utilising the suppliers’ stock of vehicles. They can range from fairly standard to fully bespoke converted if needed. Find out more about Flexible rental, or look at our general guidance.
Vehicle Conversion DPS (RM3814)
Our suppliers offer great diversity and expertise. We are delighted that 3 new suppliers have joined the DPS recently. With a view to informing our customers, a specialist vehicles leaflet has been added to the website which helps to explain how the conversion DPS works.
By standardising specifications and consolidating volume across customers, we can periodically secure improved discounts with the vehicle manufacturers through an electronic reverse auction.
eAuctions enable suppliers to compete online, in real-time. The auction can be based on price alone or other criteria, such as quality, delivery or service levels, can also be taken into account.
The next planned vehicle eAuction is due to take place on the 26 February 2020. CCS will be inviting customers to participate at the start of the new year.
We will check all submissions and decide which vehicles can be carried through to eAuction.
Vehicle Purchase (RM6060)
CCS are currently consulting with the suppliers on RM6060 regarding the supply of electric vehicles and what they see as the principal challenges facing the increased uptake of electric vehicles by the UK public sector.
Overview: The ROAD-2-ZERO ROADSHOW is a series of events designed to help improve Air Quality in UK cities. In 2018, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) announced the governments Road to Zero Strategy, the ‘next steps towards cleaner road transport and delivering their Industrial Strategy’. With OLEV being a regular feature at our regional events over the last 5 years, it seemed natural that we now focus on the strategy and help deliver it to the masses.
Date: 23 August 2019
Venue: Council City Chambers, 82 George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DU
Date: 03 October 2019
Venue: Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BU