Cycle Industry News)
Businesses that promote cycle commuting should get tax breaks, says barrister’s British Cycling report
November 14, 2016
Proposals written by tax barrister Joylon Maugham QC for British Cycling call for businesses to be able to claim back up to £100,000 on building for active travel.
Launched by British Cycling and headed by Chris Boardman, the “Encouraging cycling through the tax system” proposals form part of the governing body’s Choose Cycling business network campaign, something backed by the likes of GSK, Santander and Deloitte.
Pointing to the many perceived and very real barriers to cycling to work, the study outlines how lack of availability of parking and changing facilities at many workplaces are stunting potential for change. Surveys have shown that employees demand these facilities often when asked what may influence their cycle commuting habits.