Broadstone’s online employee benefits portal. 

Provide a range of highly-desired employee benefits on a simple-to-use engagement platform. Flexcel lite allows you to enhance and promote your employee benefits for less than you might think.

How does it work?

We provide you with a simple to use online platform to promote the core employee benefits that you already have in place. In addition, we’ve included a specially selected range of exciting new benefits designed to support your employees’ physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

Step 1: Get comfortable

Look at the great benefits on offer below.

Step 1: Get comfortable

Step 2: Sign-up

Answer a few simple questions, provide some very basic employee data, download and return your order form.

It’s really that easy.

Step 2: Sign-up

Step 3: Relax

We’ll do the rest. Within five working days, we’ll send you a link to your new engagement platform along with a Launch Pack.

We will request payment from you and then manage the launch of the platform to your employees.

Step 3: Relax

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What's included?

Technology & communications

Flexcel lite is an online platform that will be accessible to you and your employees, at work or at home. It works on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones and is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As part of our offering, we will also provide you with a Launch Pack containing taster emails and poster content to be used to promote Flexcel lite to your employees pre and post-launch.

Existing benefits

To better promote what you already provide, our platform includes a brief guide to the core benefits that you already have on offer such as pension, life cover and private medical insurance.

Links will be provided to the websites of your chosen benefit providers.

Find out more

Download our flyer for more information about the features and benefits you get with Flexcel lite and the positive impact it can have on your business.

What's new?

We are always trying to evolve our platform in line with our clients’ needs. That’s why we have recently added an Employee Assistance Programme and MyMindPal (an app designed to support your employees’ mental wellbeing) to the list of great benefits your employees get access to when you sign-up to Flexcel lite.

Employee Assistance Programme

A confidential care service for you and your employees available 365 days a year. Support is provided for issues such as stress, depression, marriage and relationship issues, legal concerns, coping with change, parenting issues, financial problems and much more.

This is a great benefit to provide your employees and it even includes up to six face-to-face counselling sessions for any employee who is really struggling to cope.

MyMindPal

Supporting mental wellbeing, MyMindPal is full of simple exercises, tools and techniques that match your employees’ mental health needs. The exercises on offer will help them cope with life’s daily stress by managing negative thoughts and reducing body tension.

Great benefit additions

Simply by signing up to Flexcel lite your employees will also gain access to a number of fantastic, totally free, benefit options designed to support their physical, mental and financial wellbeing. These include:

Discounted gym memberships

Including lockdown-friendly online training.

Shopping discounts

From the world’s largest shopping discount provider making available thousands of immediate discounts – even including the major supermarkets! The average employee will typically save over £300 per year by using this benefit.

Debt support

Reflecting that times may have been difficult for the families of the people that you employ. Flexcel lite provides access to a great range of information on how to manage debt and access to Angel Advance if negotiations with creditors become absolutely essential.

Discounted financial advice

Getting financial advice can help your employees prepare for later life and make sure they have enough funds for their retirement. This benefit provides your employees with access to discounted advice from Broadstone from a predefined list of available services.

Workplace saving

Recognising the value of helping your employees provide for their financial future.

Wider learning

Providing your employees with access to a range of free courses for their own personal learning in subjects which may be of interest to them. The courses have been designed to expand their learning horizons and have been proven to increase confidence and develop life skills.

Environmental awareness benefits

These include carbon offsetting & environmental awareness content, Find a Milkman promoting a ‘shop-local’ mentality and Too Good To Go that encourages the reduction of food waste.

Menopause Academy

Around 13 million women experience menopause in the UK each year.

This benefit provides access to an easy-to-use online program, specifically designed to help women going through perimenopause or menopause. The programme is designed to help them to discover ways to deal with negative symptoms that can affect home life, work, and relationships.

Other discounts

Carefully selected to be relevant to most employees we have negotiated special terms for bicycle insurance, compare fibre broadband, pet insurance and phone insurance.

All of the benefits provided are free of charge and create no additional employer administration. In addition, your employees will also be provided with access to the Broadstone Hub, a great source of financial and wellbeing support.

Optional benefit add-ons

It may be that you want to reward your employees even further. In which case we have created a range of potential benefit add-ons including:

Health screening

Benefit overview

This benefit allows your employees to choose from various types of health screening.

Having made a selection our partners, Bluecrest, will contact your employee to arrange an appointment. With the largest network of health clinics in the UK (1,742) most people will find a convenient screening location no further than 20 minutes from where they live or work.

At the health screening, your employee can expect a professional, reliable, private and confidential experience. They will be invited into a private consulting room where staff will take measurements, blood pressure, a blood sample, and they may also perform an ECG. The tests are painless and all test results are confidential.

Results can be collected from a secure area of the Bluecrest website via personalised link and at the screening your employee can also request a hard copy to be sent through the post.

How is it paid for?

Health screening can cost as little as £120 – the exact cost will depend on the type of screening that your employee requests.

This benefit will paid for through six deductions from your employee’s net salary. There are no tax implications for you or your employee to be concerned about.

You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the full cost of the screening requested. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee.

You then deduct the cost from the employee’s net salary in six equal monthly instalments as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

If your employee leaves during the repayment period you will be entitled to deduct any repayments that remain due from your employee’s final pay packet.

What can this do for your employees?

Health screening helps identify potential risk factors for future poor health. Traditionally, health screenings have been expensive to purchase. Advances in technology combined with the corporate discounts we provide now means the cost now starts at a much lower level than was ever previously the case.

Cancer screening

Benefit overview

Cancer screening is designed to complement and supplement the routine screening services currently offered by the NHS in relation to breast cancer and cervical cancer. It focuses particularly on risk factors relating to the following cancers: ovary, prostate, pancreas, oesophagus, stomach, bowel, kidney, bladder, leukaemia, lymphoma, liver, bone and lung.

The screening includes a 20-minute telephone consultation with a GP after all laboratory results have been analysed. The review includes discussing any symptoms employees are worried about.

With the largest network of health clinics in the UK (1,742) most people will find a convenient screening location no further than 20 minutes from where they live or work. There are no minimum numbers required. If test results come back positive, or are of concern, your employee will be supported and guided through the next steps.

How is it paid for?

Cancer screening costs £269.

This benefit will be paid for through six deductions from your employee’s net salary. There are no tax implications for you or your employee to be concerned about.

You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the full cost of the screening requested. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee. You then deduct the cost from the employee’s net salary in six equal monthly instalments as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

If your employee leaves during the repayment period you will be entitled to deduct any repayments that remain due from your employee’s final pay packet.

What can this do for your employees?

It goes without saying but by detecting the early signs of cancer the chances of your employee’s survival increase significantly. Collectively the cancers tested for within this benefit claim over 100,000 lives in the UK each year.

Genetic wellbeing

Benefit overview

This benefit provides your employees with access to genetic testing. This uses smart science to help them to understand their bodies based on genetic and diagnostic insights.

Nutrigenetics looks at the link between genetics and nutrition. Genetic variations influence a variety of aspects of our body’s nutrition, everything from an individual’s ability to absorb Vitamin D to our risk of being gluten intolerant. Your employees may already be aware of some of these traits, such as taste preferences, but other traits, such as the body’s ability to process different fats, won’t be known until they’ve had their genes genotyped.

The benefit is provided by Muhdo, the world’s largest provider of DNA health services.

Your employees will be sent a genetic test kit in the post, this is usually dispatched within 24-hours of an order being made. Muhdo complete the genetic analysis and after 3-4 weeks a personalised report is ready for your employee to view.

How is it paid for?

Genetic wellbeing is paid for through a one-off deduction from your employee’s net salary – their salary after tax and National Insurance contributions have already been deducted. There are no tax implications for you or your employees to be concerned about.

It costs £100. You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the £100 cost. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee.

You then deduct £100 from the employee’s net salary as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

What can this do for your employees?

Nutrigenetics looks at the link between genetics and nutrition. Genetic variations influence a variety of aspects of our body’s nutrition, everything from an individual’s ability to absorb Vitamin D to our risk of being gluten intolerant.

By promoting better understanding this benefit will promote a healthier lifestyle for your employees and their families.

Virtual GP (Babylon)

Benefit overview

Babylon is a downloadable virtual GP app for a smartphone device or tablet, offering a personal health service that is accessed digitally.

By utilising Babylon your employees can speak to a doctor, specialist or therapist in minutes, by booking a video or telephone consultation. They can even get a prescription delivered direct to their home or office address, or collect from a pharmacy within the hour. Babylon can help provide additional peace of mind for individuals requiring medical attention when they are abroad by being able to speak to a doctor in the UK.

There is also the option to provide family members access to the service, this is proving particularly valuable for those employees with children.

How is it paid for?

Babylon is paid for through a one-off deduction from your employee’s net salary – their salary after tax and National Insurance contributions have already been deducted. There are no tax implications for you or your employees to be concerned about.

Membership costs £50 per year for an individual. You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the £50 cost. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee.

You then deduct £50 from the employee’s net salary as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

What can this do for your employees?

Babylon can help reduce absenteeism as your employees are able to quickly access medical advice online or over the phone leading to more rapid diagnosis and treatment.

It will also encourage your employees and potentially their families to proactively look after their health knowing that a doctor is only a click away.

Will writing

Benefit overview

Almost 70% of cohabiting couples have no will. This means that on death, the surviving partner would have no automatic right to inherit

The will writing service enables your employees to have an appointment with a specialised Will Writer.  They will talk with you to understand your employee’s personal situation and work with them to craft a will which is suitable for their specific circumstances and requirements.

How is it paid for?

The exact cost will depend on the type of will that your employee requests. The most expensive option currently costs under £300.

This benefit will be paid for through six deductions from your employee’s net salary. There are no tax implications for you or your employee to be concerned about.

You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the full cost of the will requested. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee. You then deduct the cost from the employee’s net salary in six equal monthly instalments as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

If your employee leaves during the repayment period you will be entitled to deduct any repayments that remain due from your employee’s final pay packet.

What can this do for your employees?

Nearly 30 million adults in the UK do not currently have a will in place. If your employee dies without a will, rules dictate how their money, property or possessions should be allocated. This may not be in the way they would have wished.

Kids Pass

Kids Pass is the UK’s #1 family discount membership.

As a member, your employees receive discounts at over 5,000 family-friendly locations across the UK including:

  • 40% off cinema tickets 7 days a week at over 354 locations nationwide: Cineworld, Showcase, Odeon, Empire, Picture House and Vue.
  • Up to 57% off admission at locations including Alton Towers, Gulliver’s World, Thorpe Park, Drayton Manor, Light Water Valley, Jump, Go Karting venues, Play Centres and Ten Pin Bowling Venues.
  • Kids eat free or buy one get one free at over 1,400 venues nationwide including Giraffe, Fayre & Square, Bella Italia, Handmade Burger, Hungry Horse, and Pizza Hut Delivery.

How is it paid for?

Kids Pass is paid for through a one-off deduction from your employee’s net salary – their salary after tax and National Insurance contributions have already been deducted. There are no tax implications for you or your employees to be concerned about.

Membership costs £25 per year. You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the £25 cost. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee.

You then deduct £25 from the employee’s net salary as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

What can this do for your employees?

Even using their membership once could add up to savings greater than the cost of Kids Pass.

There is no limit to the number of times they can use their membership and at a time when the cost of bringing up a child in the UK has risen 50% faster than inflation over the last decade, this benefit can help your employees make the most of their family’s leisure time.

Dining Club

With this benefit, your employees can save up to 50% at a wide range of bars and restaurants nationwide. There are over 7,000 establishments to choose from ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to local independents and popular high street chains.

Your employee simply presents their membership when they pay the bill and receive the discount at the point of sale.

There is no limit to the number of times they can use their membership (although there may be restrictions on the days and times that the offers are valid).

How is it paid for?

Dining Club is paid for through a one-off deduction from your employee’s net salary. There are no tax implications for you or your employee to be concerned about.

There are two memberships to choose from, Taste Card and the Gourmet Society (you can opt for both). Details of the full range of eating establishments that accept the membership can be accessed before your employee makes a selection.

Membership starts from as little as £25 per year and there is the option to give access to wider family and friends.

You will be informed when an employee has selected this benefit and invoiced for the cost. On payment of this invoice, the benefit will be provided to your employee.

You then deduct the cost from the employee’s net salary as reimbursement for the benefit that you have provided.

What can this do for your employees?

Even using their membership once per month could add up to £100’s in saving over the course of a year.

Cycle to work

Benefit overview

The scheme enables your employee to get a new bicycle and/or safety equipment and pay for it through your salary.

They will save 32% off the cost if they are a basic rate taxpayer and 42% if they are a higher rate taxpayer.

They can choose to get their bicycle and/or safety equipment from a range of local retailers or nationwide high-street chains such as Evans.

How is it paid for?

You, as the employer, buy the bicycle and/or safety equipment and your employee repays you through their salary over 12 equal monthly payments.

Your employee will save both tax and National Insurance on the money you have deducted from their gross salary to repay the cost of the bicycle and/or safety equipment. As an employer, you will save employer National Insurance costs on each repayment your employee makes.

The rules surrounding this benefit can be complex. If you wish to establish this benefit then you will be contacted by our specialist cycle to work provider who will clearly explain the basis on which the arrangement operates.

The benefit will not be made available to employees before your meeting with our specialist provider has taken place.

What can this do for your employees?

The scheme saves your employees money off the cost of a bicycle and/or safety equipment.

Cycling is a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on the joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. Every 10km cycled instead of driving saves 1500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

Laptops & computers

Benefit overview

This benefit allows your employees to get a tablet, laptop or computer from leading manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, HP and LENOVO. In fact, within reason, they can choose from virtually any mainstream device which is available on the UK high street.

How is it paid for?

You, as the employer, buy the technology and your employee repays you through their salary over 12 equal monthly payments.

The cost of the technology is taken from your employee’s salary before taxation and National Insurance is applied, saving them.

  • 12% off the costs if they are a basic rate taxpayer
  • 2% off the costs if they are a higher rate taxpayer

The rules surrounding this benefit can be complex. If you wish to establish this benefit then you will be contacted by our specialist provider who will clearly explain the basis on which the arrangement operates.

The benefit will not be made available to employees before your meeting with our specialist provider has taken place.

What can this do for your employees?

This benefit allows your employees to access the latest technology with no upfront payment required and spread the cost over a set period of time.

Wearables

Benefit overview

This benefit enables your employees to get a new Wearable and pay for it through their salary. There is no upfront payment required and the cost is spread over equal monthly instalments.

They can use the device as they wish and the main reason for providing this benefit is to encourage the use of fitness and activity applications with the aim of improving your employees’ health and wellbeing.

How is it paid for?

You, as the employer, buy the wearable and your employee repays you through their salary over 12 equal monthly payments.

The cost of the wearable is taken from your employee’s salary before taxation and National Insurance is applied, saving them.

  • 12% off the costs if they are a basic rate taxpayer
  • 2% off the costs if they are a higher rate taxpayer

The rules surrounding this benefit can be complex. If you wish to establish this benefit then you will be contacted by our specialist provider who will clearly explain the basis on which the arrangement operates.

The benefit will not be made available to employees before your meeting with our specialist provider has taken place.

What can this do for your employees?

This benefit allows your employees to access the latest technology with no upfront payment required and spread the cost over a set period of time.

Phones

Benefit overview

This benefit enables your employees to get a new, unlocked sim-free, mobile phone from a leading supplier such as Apple, Samsung or OnePlus and pay for it through their salary. There is no upfront payment required and the cost is spread over equal monthly instalments.

They can use a SIM card from any network, meaning they can keep their existing contract and phone number.

How is it paid for?

You, as the employer, buy the handset and your employee repays you through their salary over 12 equal monthly payments.

The cost of the handset is taken from your employee’s salary before taxation and National Insurance is applied, saving them.

  • 12% off the costs if they are a basic rate taxpayer
  • 2% off the costs if they are a higher rate taxpayer

The rules surrounding this benefit can be complex. If you wish to establish this benefit then you will be contacted by our specialist provider who will clearly explain the basis on which the arrangement operates.

The benefit will not be made available to employees before your meeting with our specialist provider has taken place.

What can this do for your employees?

This benefit allows your employees to access the latest technology with no upfront payment required and spread the cost over a set period of time.

You will be asked whether you wish to add the above benefits to Flexcel lite as part of your online sign-up journey so please read the section above carefully and make a note of which benefits you are interested in.

Simplified administration

Flexcel lite is designed to take the hassle out of your benefits provision.

The sign-up process is straightforward and we ask for minimal initial data. After that, we don’t ask you for any further data uploads.

Each month you will receive an email asking you to inform us of any new joiners or leavers. You do this via secure access to Flexcel lite by entering just a few basic details.

We provide you with a short administration guide when your platform goes live and this is all that you need.

How much will it cost?

We’ve tailored our prices to be as simple and straightforward as possible. The cost you pay is based on the number of employees on the platform (which is recalculated at the end of each year) plus a one-off upfront administration fee for setting up the platform.

The costs are:

Number of employees Cost
1 – 20 £5.50 per person per month. Plus a one-off administration fee of £100.
21 – 50  Fixed cost £1,499 per annum. Plus a one-off administration fee of £250.
51 – 100 Fixed cost of £1,999 per annum. Plus a one-off administration fee of £250.

Ready to engage your staff with their benefits?