Bike to Work scheme query in House of Keys

The introduction of a Bike to Work Scheme will be discussed in next week's sitting of the House of Keys.

Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper will ask Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas whether the Government will introduce such a programme.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan recently announced a benefit in kind exemption for Manx residents to buy bikes.

Mr Hooper wants to know if the Government will be taking advantage of the new measure.

From April employees will be exempt from paying tax on up to £1,000 worth of cycling equipment for travelling to and from work.