Sports Centre membership salary sacrifice scheme to end

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 17, 2017 09:55 AM |
The Government announced in the Autumn Statement its intention to revise its rules around Salary Sacrifice Schemes and has removed the tax benefits for employees of these schemes for Sports membership.

Our Sports Membership Salary Sacrifice Scheme allowed membership to be deducted from an employees pay before tax and as such members benefited from not being taxed on the deduction hence making our membership charge cheaper. However, due to the Government’s changes we have been forced to end the Sports Centre Membership Salary Sacrifice Scheme from the next membership renewal date of 1 May 2017.

Current members, or individuals who become members from now until April 2017, will still benefit from salary sacrifice until 1 May 2017 but after that date if you continue or join, you will no longer receive the tax benefit on your Sports Centre Membership.

While this will mean an increase in the amount that members who take advantage of the salary sacrifice scheme pay, the Sports Centre is still fantastic value for money. A staff membership is far more cost-effective than private or local authority gym membership schemes, and offers a substantial discount on general membership prices.

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Staff Individual monthly/weekly fee

General individual monthly fee

Joint monthly/weekly fee

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If you wish to remain a member you don’t need to do anything. Your subscription for Sports Centre membership will still be deducted from your pay but it will be deducted from your pay after tax rather than before it from 1 May 2017.

If you have any queries regarding this please email Visit the sports and recreation pages to find out more about sports and fitness on Campus.

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