To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent on schemes to encourage staff of his Department to cycle to work since 2015; and how much his Department has spent on (a) installing bicycle racks and (b) bonus schemes for bicycle use in that time period.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was created in July 2016. The answer therefore covers from this date.
Since its creation BEIS has been supportive of promoting cycling to work; recognising the benefits this brings to the health and wellbeing of the workforce, as well as reducing the environmental impact of the department in general. In response to the specific questions:
(a) BEIS has spent a total of £16.8k on installing bicycle racks (this figure includes the cost of materials).
(b) BEIS does not offer a bonus scheme for bicycle use.
In addition, the total amount spent on the cycle to work scheme to encourage staff in BEIS to cycle to work since the department’s creation was £16.7k in 2016 (July to December), £24.5k in 2017, £29.8k in 2018 and £39.8k in 2019.