Removal of 'benefit in kind' vehicle Started by cal109 , Today, 09:45 AM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this topic Benefit in Kind ? Employment advice
I and 300+ other members of staff are currently going through some changes where by the business are changing our job role and removing our Company vehicles.
The vehicles we currently have are classed on our company vehicle policy as ?benefit in kind? vehicles and as such we pay tax to HMRC based on the value of the car. We have full private use of the vehicle and are only accountable for the tax & any personal fuel used. The cost for the car, insurance and road tax is covered by the company.
Our role currently involves surveying in the field but the business propose to outsource this part of the role to contractors and due to this the vehicles will be removed.
We believe that with the removal of this vehicle each member of staff should be compensated as each and every one of us will be adversely affected financially. The company insist that they have no obligation to pay any compensation and can remove the vehicle when they please.
Could you please advise that from a legal stand point do we have a case to claim financial compensation? Thanks in advance Simple answer.
Your employer has absolutely no obligation, legal or otherwise, to compensate you for the removal of the vehicle.
It should be obvious that the company is doing this as a cost cutting measure and isn't going to replace that cost with the cost of additional compensation to its employees.
Are you getting screwed? Of course. But that's what corporate America does to its employees.
Once the vehicle is gone and you no longer have field survey duties you are free to seek employment elsewhere if the future job terms are not to your satisfaction.
If you are going to consider such a move, I suggest you polish up the resume and get started ASAP before 300 of your coworkers flood the local job market with their resumes. Warning: Legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here are simplified moved here and might not fully explain the ramifications of your particular issue. I am not a lawyer. I do not give legal advice. I make comments based on my knowledge and experience. I guarantee nothing. If you act on my comments without the advice of an attorney, you do so at your own risk. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/228379-removal-of-benefit-in-kind-vehicle/