Housebuilder confirms roll-out of electric car scheme for employees

CALA Homes has announced the roll-out of the firm’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) scheme for employees.

The housebuilder said it has committed to expanding its green ambitions across all facets of the business, including empowering staff to play their own part in carbon reduction.

CALA has an aim of building homes that are operationally net zero carbon by 2030, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with both the Scottish and UK Government targets.

The ULEV Scheme, in partnership with car benefit company Tusker, will see employees make savings on a new electric or Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle, by swapping some of their gross salary before tax and National Insurance contributions for the car. CALA added that those joining the scheme will save on income tax and National Insurance, with maximum savings on electric vehicles as they attract just 1% Benefit in Kind tax this tax year.

Additionally, the saving CALA will make through not paying its employers National Insurance contributions, will be passed on to the team as savings on individual’s monthly amounts, further lowering the cost of driving an electric or low emission vehicle.

Louise Poole, CALA Group people director, said, “We are delighted to be able to support our employees to gain access to low emissions vehicles. CALA is committed to playing our part in the fight against climate change – not just in the way we build our homes, but in the way we run the company by empowering our team to play their own part in our sustainability journey. The new CALA ULEV Scheme will bring with it a great new benefit to the team, allowing them to make a cost effective switch to greener vehicles, but also ensure that CALA is doing the right thing by helping to decarbonise our business and our planet.”