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OLEV Workplace Scheme

What is the Grant?

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

Who can apply for the OLEV Workplace Grant?

Any business, charity or public authority is eligible to claim the grant towards the
cost of installing electric vehicle charge points providing they have dedicated off-street parking for staff or fleet use only.  The grant is available throughout Scotland and England.

How much can I claim?

The grant will pay up to 75% of the purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £500 per socket.

My business is not VAT and/or Companies House Registered. Can I still claim?

Yes, but you must be able to attach evidence that they are registered as a company with HMRC. You will need to provide a copy of your registration on application. If you are a charity, you can use your registration to the Charity Commission.

Does the business need to own an EV Vehicle to Claim?

No. However, you need to declare either a current need for EV charging infrastructure or an intention to encourage uptake amongst your staff and/or fleet.

My employees currently have their own EV Vehicles which they intend to charge for free at work. Is this a taxable benefit?

The Government will legislate a tax exemption in relation to employees who charge their own electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles at work. This means the value of the electricity used will not be taxed as a benefit-in-kind.

Where can I find more information?

You can download and read the full eligibility criteria from Gov.UK here. Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we’ll be able to advise on your circumstances.

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