Technical solution: a Mobility Card
LeasePlan has developed a 'car+' formula in the form of a Mobility Card that is offered in addition to the company car. The idea behind the card is that the user can choose every day how to travel. It is the individual end user that decides. Because what’s a good solution for one person may not be so for another.
The government needs to simplify the legislative framework
It is the task of the government to simplify the legislative framework surrounding the mobility budget, as this is currently very unclear. There are different rules for different transport modes, and a distinction is also made between work-work, home-work and private journeys. A uniform treatment in terms of both tax and employment law would make things much clearer and significantly reduce the administrative burden on your business.
Introducing the Mobility Card in your business: policy and change management
It is advisable to use a change management approach when introducing a mobility solution. Often, your employees will be used to driving everywhere, and the prospect of a change of outlook can be challenging. The usefulness of a mobility budget depends on the proximity of transport modes and the willingness of your employees.
The more transport modes there are near your business and your employees, the more benefits such a solution can provide.
The key word with the introduction of a mobility solution is ‘freedom'. We recommend leaving it up to your employees whether or not they want to be involved. Some will want to hold onto their current company car, while others will opt for a combination of car and alternative modes.