Employer / Salary Sacrifice
May 6, 2021

Behind the Scheme: Daily Mail Group

Behind the Scheme: Daily Mail Group

Following their launch in January 2021, Tusker caught up with Janette Shaw, Group Reward and Benefits Manager for the Daily Mail Group to find out how the Car Benefit Scheme was going with their 4,000 eligible employees.


So, Janette, what was it about the Tusker scheme that made you decide to provide it for your UK employees?

“We had decided to offer a Car Scheme to our employees as part of our comprehensive benefits package and so had contacted several providers in the UK and asked them to present their offerings to us. We then shortlisted three companies and Tusker were the eventual winners of the service.”


What was it about the Tusker scheme which stood out from the competition?

“Tusker are the biggest provider in the UK having started the salary sacrifice for cars scheme so they were always going to be a contender, but their competitive pricing as well as the lifestyle protections they offer were the biggest factors. We have to consider the risks of offering benefits and the protections really do mitigate those for us.”


Were there any challenges in launching the scheme? Was it simple to do?

“Tusker led the process throughout the implementation, including working with our legal teams and external advisors to ensure everyone was comfortable with the contractual side of things. Tusker have so much experience with this that it was all completed smoothly”


What’s feedback like from your employees?

“We have really positive feedback as so many are keen to take up the opportunity to join the scheme – particularly for those wanting a fully-electric vehicle. The scheme made it simple and safe for them to order their chosen car.”


What are the main benefits for your organisation?

“We’re keen to maximise employee engagement and retention, which offering tangible benefits such as the car scheme is proven to do. It also fits with our Corporate Responsibility Environmental Policy which is key for us – as Tusker’s scheme is carbon neutral, it will help us meet our targets.”


What’s the take up been like among employees?

The scheme has only been live for 3 months and already we’ve seen around 22% of employees logging in to take a look at the cars available, with 25 placing orders already. It’s been more popular than expected, particularly with electric vehicles as 85% of orders are for fully electric cars, which is great!”

Tusker provide AECOM employees with the option to have a brand new car, complete with insurance, road tax, servicing and maintenance, breakdown cover and replacement tyres, along with a host of lifestyle protections.