I work for a public sector organisation and we are looking for ways to make efficiencies.
It has been highlighted that some of our employees have a contractual Essential User Allowance, this is a monthly payment in return for them have a car available at all times.
It has come to our attention that not all essential users are meeting the eligibility requirements and are not doing the required mileage in order to receive the payment. However this has not been audited or reviewed for a number of years and as such the payment has been made without question.
How do we stand if we wanted to remove the allowance? What are our options and a what are the risks?