Survey helps plan design

Property firm GVA Grimley has introduced a flexible benefits scheme that allows employees to access discounted mobile phones. The company introduced the tax-free mobile phone arrangement alongside other tax efficient offerings such as a home computing plan and childcare vouchers, as well more traditional benefits such as private medical insurance and life assurance. Stephen Westacott, human resources director and partnership secretary at the property company, which employs just under 1,000 staff across the UK, said that employees were surveyed before the scheme, and it was designed so that provider Entegria would offer the most appropriate perks.