BUSINESS CASE TEMPLATE
PART 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
Name of Allowance: Change of Station Allowance arising from a mandatory
change of station
Personnel must be transferred to a new station which is not less than 40 kilometres from
their residence and must be the owner/occupier of a house at the station from which they
are transferred. If these criteria are not met, the allowance is not paid. Purchase/sale
expenses that can be met are legal costs, stamp duties, auctioneers/estate agent’s fees,
advertising expenses, furniture removal/storage. Travel to the new location may be paid
for a limited period along with certain vouched expenses.
Number on Spreadsheet : 45
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 Defence Forces has a history of redeployment, particularly in Officer ranks. The
change of station allowance is to cover some of the expenses incurred in transferring
personnel to a new location. This is in line with the removal expenses paid to Civil