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TechPerks

BT is delighted to offer TechPerks - a fully managed, end-to-end employee benefits programme, delivered by our finance partner Freedom Tech. It offers employers a compelling employee engagement proposition, which gives staff the chance to own desirable computing devices and other home electronics products in a really affordable way.

Salary sacrifice made simple with big potential savings for employees.

The TechPerks programme works via a salary sacrifice arrangement between the employer and the employee, in which the employee accepts a reduction in their gross pay in return for a non-cash benefit in kind. Buying in this way means employees could make significant savings compared to an outright purchase on the high street1, whilst the monthly payments (usually spread over two years) make the programme even more attractive.

TechPerks at a glance

  • Employees choose from a wide range of desirable technology products from lots of big brands
  • It's really affordable - cost is broken down into small monthly payments, deductible from employees' gross pay, with no credit checks
  • Helps employers improve employee engagement and staff retention
  • Can assist companies with their Digital Inclusion goals by helping to build computer literacy, which benefits the workplace overall
  • Easy to launch with light-touch admin for employers
  • BT name builds trust and confidence in the programme
  • TechPerks is ideal for organisations large and small, with a minimum of 20 employees

How it works

1. Employer agrees to offer programme to their employees2

2. Range of goods decided &
bespoke portal built

3. TechPerks launched to employees2

4. Employees place orders and make salary sacrifice agreements via portal

5. Orders collated for review
and sign off by employer

6. Orders processed and goods delivered directly to employees' homes

TechPerks case study: Anchor Care Homes Trust

Anchor are the largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for the over 55s in England. They wanted to launch an online self-service HR solution for their people, but first, had to improve access to internet-ready devices. Anchor chose BT's TechPerks scheme, which helped them drive up device availability and digital inclusion within their team, all without impacting their own business costs. "The programme was easy to set up and promote" says Stephanie Donaldson, Fleet and Benefits Co-ordinator at Anchor Trust. "Colleagues who didn't own a device could obtain one through the TechPerks programme without the high upfront costs of a typical high street purchase. The biggest benefit was paying monthly over two years. Through TechPerks, BT has brought real, tangible added value to our business".

"TechPerks has had the highest take up of any salary sacrifice scheme in our business."

Stephanie Donaldson
Fleet and Benefits Co-ordinator | Anchor Trust
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Benefits for Employers


Helps improve employee engagement and retention

  • If you don’t currently offer an employee benefits programme, then TechPerks is a great way to start. Offering your employees the chance to buy the desirable technology they want, but in an affordable way, can really help with overall employee engagement and ultimately, improve employee retention. Got an existing programme? TechPerks can sit alongside your existing programme to make your package of benefits even more compelling. Please note that minimum number of 20 employees is required for a TechPerks programme.

Can complement your Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD") strategy

  • The TechPerks programme includes devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. As well as using them at home, your employees could also use their devices in the workplace provided your BYOD policy supports it. This gives people more flexibility in the way they work, which can lead to productivity improvements too.

Can help with your Digital Inclusion strategy

  • Digital Inclusion is about improving the UK's overall IT skills and knowledge. The affordability of the TechPerks programme makes IT more accessible for all, which may improve overall computing confidence and boost the general IT skills of your employees.

Easy to launch with light-touch admin for employers

  • TechPerks is really easy for employers to roll out, with minimal admin required. Our managed process provides you with a customised ‘portal’ especially for your programme, which manages the full range of technology products on offer to your employees. The order process, all the paperwork and all the deliveries are handled by us – we can even help you prepare your internal marketing to promote the programme if you need it.

Sign off and governance for employers

  • We work collaboratively with employers to ensure you’re happy with the range and affordability of goods on offer to your employees. And once all the orders have been placed and we’ve collated all the paperwork, we await a simple sign-off before we start processing.

Cash flow neutral

  • TechPerks is a cash flow neutral programme – unlike other employee benefit schemes, we don’t ask the employer for money upfront to cover the costs of the employees' benefit. Although the employer technically owns the goods, payments are spread in line with monthly deductions made from employees' salaries, so there's no negative impact on cash flow. This means the cash for your business stays where it should – in the business.

Benefits for Employees


Wide choice of products from lots of big brands

  • Our TechPerks range includes a wide selection of highly desirable, top quality technology products including tablets, PCs, laptops, smartphones and accessories, plus TVs, games consoles, projectors, cameras and more.

An affordable way to buy technology products with no credit checks

  • Costs are broken down into small monthly payments deducted from pay via a ‘salary sacrifice’ arrangement (usually spread over a 2 year agreement). Because the business 'bulk buys' the products for staff, they can take advantage of economies of scale and the overall price paid can be significantly cheaper than an outright purchase on the high street1. This can make the programme a lot more attractive for your employees.

Fast delivery direct to employees' homes

  • All orders are swiftly delivered directly to your employees' home addresses, so there’s no worries about storage, distribution, or transporting goods home.

Benefits for the whole family

  • Because your employees use the technology products they choose at home and can purchase them as gifts, the whole family could share in the benefits of "TechPerks", which can be particularly great for children and their homework needs.

Why BT?

BT brand trust

TechPerks is brought to you by BT – a familiar and trusted brand that gives you and your employees confidence in the programme. The programme is delivered by Freedom Tech Ltd, with Business Direct fulfilling all your employees' orders.

We’re IT experts

BT is one of the biggest IT resellers in the UK. When it comes to advice and guidance, you're in safe hands. Our technology hardware experts have been trained directly by the world's leading IT vendors, so they're perfectly placed to offer advice and support with every aspect of your TechPerks programme.

Logistical excellence and right-first-time approach

At Business Direct, our whole business has been built on logistical excellence. We despatch thousands and thousands of parcels every day, right first time and on time, to addresses all over the UK. Your people will get the goods they ordered when they're expecting them, so there's no fuss for you.

Only quality products

As you’d expect from BT, we’ve only included products from vendors with worldwide reputations for quality and reliability, to maximise employee satisfaction with their goods.

Because BT cares about Digital
Inclusion too


As part of BT's better futures programme, we want TechPerks to improve your employees' lives. Digital Inclusion is about making the internet and the digital world more accessible. The TechPerks programme can help achieve this by supplying devices to your employees in an affordable way.

It's so easy

The TechPerks programme is really easy for employers to roll out. You and your organisation enjoy all the benefits that TechPerks can bring to employee engagement and retention, with minimum impact on the HR workload.

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View things you need to know

  1. Savings depend on the actual make and model of products selected and the comparative typical alterative high street price at the time of your programme’s launch. Full illustration will be provided.
  2. To be eligible to take part in the programme, employees must be UK based, aged 18 years or over and earning above the national minimum wage (after monthly salary sacrifice deduction).
  3. Terms & Conditions: The TechPerks programme is delivered by Freedom Tech Limited, a technology finance company that works with organisations to provide them with innovative solutions to engage and empower their employees. Freedom Tech Limited is not a BT Group company nor affiliated to BT Group in anyway. Please note you will be required to enter into an agreement with Freedom Tech Limited for the operation of the programme. Goods ordered under the programme will be provided and delivered by BT and subject to BT Business Direct Limited standard terms of sale found at www.businessdirect.bt.com/help/policies/bt-business-direct-conditions-of-sale Before rolling out a TechPerks programme, you agree that you have relied on your own assessment in determining the suitability of the TechPerks programme for your business. TechPerks programmes are subject to the employer passing Freedom Tech Limited's credit criteria. All quotations are subject to credit and insurance approval via Freedom Tech Limited.


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