AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
I think it depends on the company rules. My manager [had] a company car but they also give you the option of an allowance. He now takes the allowance so in my eyes that is his car.
When he had a company car he would on occasion allow his wife to take his car, it was an Octavia estate and as she's an artist it was useful to take large pictures to galleries etc.
He would on those occasions come in her Smart car.
If we need to go out on business then policy says we use a hire car. You can in extreme circumstances use your own car if it is insured for business use. This only applies (at least to our dept) if it's short notice and no chance of getting a hire car. So I would never need to use my manager's company or funded car.
Previous company's policy said we must use your line manager's company car before anything else, and that we did.
So for me it is whatever the company's policy says.
I'm not going anywhere, I'm just going.
Statements above are all my own opinion and not fact.