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When you work at Manchester City Council, you will have access to a range of savings, benefits and rewards via the MCR+ scheme, the one-stop-shop for all of your staff benefits. Through the MCR+ hub, employees can access:

Lifestyle Savings

Employees can access a wide range of retail discounts at big national chains and local businesses, meaning you can save on everything from eating out to the weekly shop, from holidays around the world to high street fashion. 

Manchester Credit Union

A range of savings accounts and affordable loans are available to Manchester City Council staff via Manchester Credit Union. Savings or loan repayments can be conveniently taken directly from your salary each month to make things simpler.

Travel: ‘Get on Board’

Employees can benefit from a range of travel options, including reduced cost season tickets covering trains, buses and Metrolink trams. There’s also the option of an interest-free loan, with monthly payments taken directly from your salary over twelve months. There is also the Cycle to Work Scheme, offering loans through salary sacrifice, potentially saving you over 35% of the cost of a new bike & accessories. Free cycle training and cycle allowances are also available and many of our buildings have changing facilities and showers for cyclists. For those who need to drive, we have car sharing and short-term car hire options, as well as discounted annual season tickets for city-centre parking from NCP.

Pension Schemes

The City Council's pension schemes offer employees the option to save for their retirement in a tax-efficient way.  There are lots of benefits to join the pension scheme which include:

  • Defined benefit scheme, guaranteed and backed by law.
  • Employer pays 19.10% - A big contribution which is lost when not in the scheme.
  • Tax relief on contributions so doesn’t always cost what you might think.
  • More on Life Cover– 3 x  salary as a lump sum if you die in service.

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

The Council’s Annual Leave Purchase Scheme can help employees to achieve a better work-life balance by purchasing up to a maximum of 10 additional days leave per leave year (pro-rata for part time staff).