Would you let your work colleague drive your car?
I wouldn’t trust some of them with my stapler! Why?
That is what staff at Adur and Worthing councils are being asked to do.
The councils have teamed up with nationwide car-sharing service HiyaCar for the scheme which is described as “Air BnB for cars”.
They say it will cut the costs of business travel and reduce the need for pool cars, making savings that could be channelled into other areas.
Staff who sign up must be prepared to let colleagues rent their car for business during the day.
Hmmm, won’t this invalidate their insurance?
They get £5 an hour for doing so, capped at £20 a day. The renter pays nothing and the council subsidises the scheme.
No, we pay. The taxpayer. As always…
Councillor Diane Guest, executive member for environment at Worthing Borough Council, said: “HiyaCar is a simple and cost-efficient way to undertake business travel in a sustainable and community-spirited way.
“It’s a win-win for everyone involved and will enable the councils to be leaders by example for the wider community.”
You couldn’t lead a parade!
If it is a success, employees’ cars could be offered to the wider community to hire.
Oh, my good lord!