An employee is required to make ad hoc business journeys for which we repay in business mileage, must they have business cover on their car insurance?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 6 September 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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If an employee does not normally use their car for business purposes but they are required to make ad hoc journeys for which we repay in business mileage, for example, to obtain training or to work in a location they do not normally work in to provide cover, do they need to have business cover on their insurance?

Seamus: I think this is an interesting question. I think that a lot of us don't primarily use our cars and our vehicles for work duties. We maybe commute to work in the car. We might even commute to the train station or the bus stop, whatever it is, and commute from work into that. But it's an interesting one. It's an important one as well.

There are a number of cases that have

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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