The key element of the new arrangements is that there will be a regular check on the cost of motoring undertaken by the NHS Staff Council. The level of reimbursement will reflect the cost of motoring.
In 2015 no review has so far been possible because the necessary data has not yet become available.
Consequently, the proposal is that, if there is a change in rates following a review once the data is available, a change in rates should apply to business journeys from a date which would avoid the need for:
- the recovery of overpayments, if rates go down or
- the calculation of arrears of reimbursement, should rates go up.
The agreed procedures in Section 17 and Annex L in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook will apply to this review and future reviews. The reviews scheduled for November 2015 and May 2016 will take place as normal.
Information specifically related to lease cars is contained in Annex M.