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Staff Memberships

Staff and Campus Partners have the option of joining either the new Holywell Fitness Centre, or Powerbase strength and conditioning facility.

Click here to view the staff & campus partner Holywell Fitness Centre offer.

The facilities will open at 6.30am term time to enable staff and campus partners to enjoy an early morning workout or fitness class.

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Holywell Fitness Centre and Powerbase are both now available for staff and students to join.

For both facilities, University staff will have the option of a salary sacrifice scheme which could result in a saving for staff who choose this type of membership. This can also be taken up for Swimming Pool memberships.

These memberships will give staff and Campus Partners a great way to keep active. Memberships will include access to the relevant gym (Holywell Fitness Centre or Powerbase), the Swimming Pool and Fitness Classes.

Join now by visiting either Powerbase or Holywell Fitness Centre receptions on campus, or calling 01509 226 250 (Powerbase) or 01509 228 800 (Holywell Fitness Centre).

Salary Sacrifice v Salary Deduction

Loughborough University staff are now able to pay for their gym and swimming pool memberships using either a salary sacrifice scheme or by salary deduction.

Staff will need to visit the relevant gym reception (Holywell Fitness Centre or Powerbase) or swimming pool reception where you can complete the relevant paperwork and we can get you started.

Person A example:

Here is the examples of Tax and National Insurance comparisons in relation to people who choose to pay by salary sacrifice and people who choose to pay by salary deduction.

Option 1) Salary Sacrifice

Annual Salary of £25000.00
Not in Pension Scheme
Tax Code of 1000L (Current single person allowance)

Payslip

Amount (£) Deduction Amount (£) Amount (£)
Monthly Salary 2083.33 Tax 243.20
Salary Sacrifice Gym membership -33.00 NI 166.48
Taxable Gross 2050.33 Total Deductions 409.68 Net Pay 1640.65

Option 2) Salary Deduction

Annual Salary of £25000.00
Not in Pension Scheme
Tax Code of 1000L (Current Single person allowance)

Payslip

Amount (£) Deduction Amount (£) Amount (£)
Monthly Salary 2083.33 Tax 249.80
NI 170.44
Gym membership 33.00
Taxable Gross 2083.33 Total Deductions 453.24 Net Pay 1630.09

You will see that there is a saving of £10.56 if you use the salary sacrifice option. ie. £33.00 less 20% tax and 12% Nat ins (32% total) =£10.56

Please note: The example above is based on a non-pension person earning £25000 per annum and using a basic single persons tax code of 1000L. Tax codes vary per person and this will alter the savings accordingly.