BUSINESS CASE TEMPLATE
PART 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
Name of Allowance: Daily Course Allowance
This course allowance is payable as a daily subsistence allowance to personnel
participating on a residential course, outside the State. It is NOT paid concurrently with
Number on Spreadsheet: 48
PART 2 BUSINESS CASE PROPOSAL
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In both instances, please provide a through and considered business case for maintaining
the allowance either as is or in modified format. The modifications should also be
detailed, and include information on any revisions of the headings outlined in the
The Department should confirm that the allowances represent value for money and
provide additional or higher value work which can not be considered as part of the
normal responsibilities, flexibilities or duties expected of a person in such a post.
This information should be returned to
by 31 January, 2012.
SECTION (a) BUSINESS CASE FOR RETAINING ALLOWANCE
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(1) What does the employer receive in return for the allowance?
The purpose of this allowance is to cover incidentals whilst on a residential courses
overseas where subsistence is not paid to Defence Forces personnel.
(2) Is the allowance cost effective/represent value for money?
The allowance is calculated as a percentage of the foreign subsistence rate to cover
incidentals and is in line with other subsistence type payments. The percentage used is