We are obliged to have our own vehicle 'available', and for this we must provide business cover (class 1) and breakdown cover at our own expense.
In practice that means the vehicle must be on site, however no concessions on parking price or space availability are made
Furthermore it limits our choice of commuter transport, getting the bus / train / car share to work puts the rapid response service we provide at risk.
A pool car scheme has been implemented but demand often outstrips supply, and reliance is still made on Tech's own cars to keep things moving. There is a feeling that the Trust is having its cake and eating it as we still have to deliver our contracted 'availability' even though the chances of being required are substantially reduced. Our personal financial outgoings to maintain this availability are unchanged, but the reward for doing so is diminished.
No mention is made of the type or size of vehicle which must be made 'available'. My estate car covers most bases, but I doubt you could get an RO, tools and spares in a Smart car...