Kermit said:+ a company car as I often (2-3 times a week) had to travel to customers sites to do my job.
mcmad said:thats the key there,
Company car policies are typically split into two groups, Job related (car is a tool to do your job) & Salary related (car is a perk).
Looks like yours is Job related so they can take it away no problem, they will likely replace it with a business mileage policy.
Kermit said:The issue [for me at least] is that 3 years ago I accepted a job on a salary that while it wasn't quite as good as my previous salary (when I ran a private car and didnt have to travel) it did offer the company car that to me made up the difference. If they now remove that car, its like taking a £2-2.5K drop in salary is it not which surely isn't justifiable and perhaps not legal?
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