In Wetherill & Ors v Birmingham City Council  EWCA Civ 599 the Court of Appeal held that a local authority was entitled to vary a car allowance scheme unilaterally, but was in breach of contract by failing to provide adequate transitional protection for affected employees.
Where an employee is experiencing stress related to excessive workloads, the presence of a workplace counselling service will not automatically serve to discharge the employer's duty of care in stress claims.
In Leisure Employment Services Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs  IRLR 450 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that sums deducted from the pay of workers living in employer-provided accommodation to offset the cost of utility bills can not be counted as part of their wages for the purposes of establishing if they are receiving the minimum wage.
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