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Wetherill & Ors v Birmingham City Council - user car allowances - Court of Appeal 19.6.07

The GMB previously won a case against Birmingham City Council - Wetherill and others v Birmingham City Council - on behalf of 19 employees who were underpaid on their user car allowance. They were awarded back-pay of between £600 and &pound3,500 each. The underpayment came about as a result of a unilateral decision by the City Council to remove a certain car usage payment band - essentially a breach of contract. The Court of Appeal has now set aside the original order, finding that the Council did not abuse its power.

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