Managed by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Warwickshire and Peterborough Councils, ESPO is a public sector owned professional buying organisation (PBO) which has provided a wide range of goods and services to the sector for over 35 years.

It offers a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution of over 25,000 catalogue products, 120 frameworks and bespoke procurement services, all with free support and advice available from its expert teams.

ESPO has now introduced a dedicated Staff Benefits framework which offers a comprehensive range of schemes recognising that retention of motivated employees plays a significant role to an organisation's success and productivity.

“An attractive employee benefits package can not only help you recruit new talent, but it can also increase loyalty with your existing employees and reduce staff turnover which, if not managed, can prove costly for organisations,” the PBO explained.

The staff benefits available include the following.

  • Car leasing.

  • A fully managed service which will work with employers to develop and manage a “total benefits” package.

  • Childcare vouchers salary sacrifice which allows employees to fund registered childcare across the UK.

  • Leisure and retail whereby employers offer employees the opportunity to purchase a range of products and services at discounted rates.

  • Bike loans operated through salary sacrifice arrangements typically running over 12 or 18 months.

  • New technology which can be purchased by employees.

  • Financial wellbeing including consolidation of loan repayments, saving options and general financial advice.

Full details are available at https://www.espo.org/Frameworks/People-Professional-Services/319_19-Staff-Benefits.

Last reviewed 12 February 2020