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  • Writer's pictureThierry Devresse

HOW THE MOBILITY BUDGET WILL GO FROM CONFIDENTIAL TO INEVITABLE?

The success of the mobility budget, almost two years after its birth, is a marketing success with very little actual implementation.


Is it a blunder ?


Today, more than 50% of companies want to implement it, but less than one employee in a thousand can already enjoy it


There are two main reasons for this slow start:

  • Covid 19 that disrupted companies and their project schedules in multiple ways.

  • The implementation and management of the mobility budget has caused many companies to shy away because of the apparent complexity of this project and the large number of new skills that must be learned.


Why will this change ?


1) The choice of cars

Today the choice of green cars in the mobility budget is limited, but in the medium term it will become as large as the choice of company cars, because all company cars will have to be green by 2025. There will be no limitation of choice in 4 years.


The mobility budget is then the natural evolution of the traditional company car, because it allows the employee to do more without limitation.


2) Purchasing Power

The mobility budget allows the employee to double his purchasing power with soft mobility. We are talking about 300 to 600 euros more net purchasing power per month for the employee.


3) The competitors

If you offer a mobility budget, you have an edge in the job market to attract new talent and retain the talent you have.

Inversely, it will be harder to recruit and retain talent if you don't have a mobility budget and your competitors do.


4) Relaxations in the law on mobility budgets

While nothing is certain, the changes to the Mobility Budget Law are about flexibility, not restrictions.

The following points are possible:

  • Termination of the 36-month waiting period for the employer and 12 months for the employee.

  • Extension of the commuting distance zone from 5 km to 10 km for reimbursement of subsistence expenses.

  • Add the principal of the mortgage to the interest for the cost of housing.

  • Limit of 120g CO² instead of the current 100g to correct the WLTP effect.

  • Extension to all employees rather than just company car drivers.


How will this work?


The mobility budget is typically a "snowball effect" model. The more companies that offer it, the greater the pressure on others to also offer it in order to remain competitive in the labor market.


Services already exist to help customers implement and manage mobility budgets.

Today, even an SME can implement it without having to make a significant investment.


The train is on its way, and you, when will you take it?


Want to know more?

Contact us at: info@mmbb.be

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