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Cotswold District Council staff leasing luxury Audi and BMW cars

COTSWOLD District Council (CDC ) is leasing luxury cars worth up to £30,000 for members of staff.

The cars include an Audi A3 2.0 litre sport which can cost up to £400 a month to lease and does 0 -60mph in 8.9 seconds, a BMW 320 2.0 litre touring car worth up to £30,000 and a Nissan Qashqai four-wheel drive, worth up to £28,000.

However, a council spokesman said the cost of leasing the luxury cars was subsidised by the staff who use them.

Information on leased cars was acquired from the council through a Freedom of Information request, which by law must be responded to within 20 working days. CDC apparently took eight months to reply.

Other cars leased include a Seat Alhamra 2.0 litre estate, an Audi A1 with a sportback, two VW Golfs, a Mini Cooper and a Picasso C1 estate.

All of the vehicles were leased after September 14, 2012.

A council spokesman said: "The provision of a leased car has been, and remains, a common recruitment and retention mechanism in the employment field, whether private or public sector where employees are required, as part of their role, to travel around the district or beyond.

"Cotswold District Council took the decision to end its longstanding Leased Car Scheme in July 2004, and replaced it by a flat mileage rate to be paid to officers who are required to use their own private cars on official council business.

"Employees who had cars under the old scheme retain rights under their contracts and the scheme is therefore gradually being phased out as employees leave the council.

"In practice, this has meant that the number of lease cars has reduced over the years (as relevant officers have left the council) to the current figure of nine; and, in years to come, this will reduce to zero.

"This is covered in the council’s published pay policy statement agreed by full council.

"Under the former scheme, the availability of a lease car was dependent upon the grade of the post and if a car was needed to help deliver the requirements of a post.

"As the car would be used by the officer for other than council business purposes, the officer would be able to choose the car to be leased.

"However, if the cost of the car exceeded the benchmark allowance, then the officer was required to pay the difference (by way of a deduction from salary.)

"All leased cars are taxable benefits for the employees and as such are taxed in line with normal pay."

Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond:

1. lease them a car for 2+ years
2. hire them a car by the day/week/month
3. pay them a car allowance

Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often.

Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond: 1. lease them a car for 2+ years 2. hire them a car by the day/week/month 3. pay them a car allowance Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often. captainday

Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond:

1. lease them a car for 2+ years
2. hire them a car by the day/week/month
3. pay them a car allowance

Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often.

This is an indulgence too far - as all taxpayers will be rightly aghast to hear we are funding top of the range wheels for 9 deskbound bunkercrats in snoozy Trinity Road

Why did it take Tory Cotswold District Council 8 months to answer this FOI from Michael Murphy?

Other Councils who have replied to Michael confirm they have modest Vauxhall Corsas as lease cars.

This is an indulgence too far - as all taxpayers will be rightly aghast to hear we are funding top of the range wheels for 9 deskbound bunkercrats in snoozy Trinity Road Why did it take Tory Cotswold District Council 8 months to answer this FOI from Michael Murphy? Other Councils who have replied to Michael confirm they have modest Vauxhall Corsas as lease cars. See how it's done yet. Olly Cromwell

This is an indulgence too far - as all taxpayers will be rightly aghast to hear we are funding top of the range wheels for 9 deskbound bunkercrats in snoozy Trinity Road

Why did it take Tory Cotswold District Council 8 months to answer this FOI from Michael Murphy?

Other Councils who have replied to Michael confirm they have modest Vauxhall Corsas as lease cars.

In most authorities employees are paid an allowance to use what are effectively private vehicles they use part time for their employers business.
If somebody decides to pay £100 a month of their salary to drive an Audi rather than a KIA, Vauxhall or whatever, what business is it of yours? It sounds nothing more than jealousy.
An acquaintance worked for a building society that paid an allowance, they added £300 a month of their own money to have an Audi TT, would you complain to them that your mortgage was too much or interest on savings not enough?
Get over yourselves.

In most authorities employees are paid an allowance to use what are effectively private vehicles they use part time for their employers business. If somebody decides to pay £100 a month of their salary to drive an Audi rather than a KIA, Vauxhall or whatever, what business is it of yours? It sounds nothing more than jealousy. An acquaintance worked for a building society that paid an allowance, they added £300 a month of their own money to have an Audi TT, would you complain to them that your mortgage was too much or interest on savings not enough? Get over yourselves. Not Postman Pat

In most authorities employees are paid an allowance to use what are effectively private vehicles they use part time for their employers business.
If somebody decides to pay £100 a month of their salary to drive an Audi rather than a KIA, Vauxhall or whatever, what business is it of yours? It sounds nothing more than jealousy.
An acquaintance worked for a building society that paid an allowance, they added £300 a month of their own money to have an Audi TT, would you complain to them that your mortgage was too much or interest on savings not enough?
Get over yourselves.


Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond:

1. lease them a car for 2+ years
2. hire them a car by the day/week/month
3. pay them a car allowance

Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often.

or lease them a 1.25 fiesta studio. The cheapest option surely?

[quote][p][bold]captainday[/bold] wrote: Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond: 1. lease them a car for 2+ years 2. hire them a car by the day/week/month 3. pay them a car allowance Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often.[/p][/quote]. or lease them a 1.25 fiesta studio. The cheapest option surely? Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum


Ways to enable employees to travel around the district and beyond:

1. lease them a car for 2+ years
2. hire them a car by the day/week/month
3. pay them a car allowance

Petrol costs on top. To be fair, leasing might be one of the cheapest. Depends how much travel they're doing, and how often.

or lease them a 1.25 fiesta studio. The cheapest option surely?