Rewards & Benefits

Information on overall employment package and benefits.

Rewards & Benefits

More information is available by selecting one of the following options below:

Cycle to Work Scheme

To promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution, the 1999 Finance Act introduced an annual tax exemption which allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists safety equipment to employees as a tax free benefit.

The EA are pleased to continue our partnership with Halfords in a new and improved Cycle2Work Scheme.

The biggest change is the new £2,000 pound cap (increased from 1k).

You can sign up at cycle2work using your name, email address and employer code which is EA12C2W.

Childcare Vouchers

The EA childcare voucher scheme closed to new entrants on 4 October 2018. If you were in the EA scheme before this date and have a query regarding the operation of the scheme or need to make a change to your details please contact HR services.

Tax-Free Childcare

If you're a working parent or self-employed with children under 12 (under 17 for children with disabilities), you may be eligible to get Tax-Free Childcare support and to open an online account to pay for approved childcare. The government tops-up the money you pay into the childcare account. You can only get help paying the childcare provider if they’re already in the Tax-Free childcare scheme.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): Inspire Workplaces

Inspire Workplaces provides a confidential and independent counselling support service for all staff that is available at any time (Freephone: 0808 800 0002) EA recognises that from time to time staff may require support in resolving personal or other issues which may impact on their working life and strongly recommend this support service to anyone experiencing difficulty.

EA employees enjoy an excellent overall employment package which includes attractive terms and conditions, an occupational pension scheme, opportunities for flexible working, family friendly policies, career development opportunities and support for health and wellbeing.

Contact details

Contact People Services team - Telephone: 028 9041 8006

Last updated: 02/11/2021