At Mbrella, we want to make flexible mobility available to every company. Small or big. The Belgian government launched the legal mobility budget in 2019. Great initiative, but it has strict rules that exclude some companies from offering it (although these rules will be loosened soon). We believe you should be able to offer a mobility budget even if you don't comply with the rules. That's why Mbrella launched Flex budgets as the perfect way to make your salary packages more attractive.
A quick comparison between the budgets
Legal budget 🌳
Flex budget ☕
Business budget 💼
What is it?
Let employees switch their company car for a green & tax-free mobility budget
Give mobility freedom to your employees with a budget they can consume on all things mobility
Reimburse your employees for work-related mobility expenses like parking
What can it be spent on?
Eco-friendly cars, public transport, parking, electric steps, shared bikes,... housing (!) and cash
Same as the legal budget. But no housing costs
Every work-related mobility expense
Commuting with bike or public transport and parking costs are tax-free.
No. A pure reimbursement
Can be used by everyone. Fits well within a cafeteria plan
Can be used by everyone
Can I reimburse commuting expenses without activating a budget?
Sure! You can also use Mbrella without a mobility budget. Your employees can then add expenses on Mbrella, which you will reimburse through your payroll and have the correct tax claim applied at the same time.
What happens when I activate a budget?
Once your employee is using a budget, they can create mobility expenses on that budget.
How can employees spend their budget?
They can spend their budget via multiple options. Up to you!
Via expenses. Employees add expenses to Mbrella themselves. Your HR approves them. This is a free functionality
Via mobility payment cards. Recommended for heavy users of shared mobility (eg: Uber, Lime,...). Comes with a cost for the card