Allowances are payments that sit outside of Total Reward (TR) providing payment for such matters as:
qualifications or special duties
work related expenses.
Availability of, and eligibility for, allowances depends on specific conditions typically provided under employment instruments and particular circumstances of positions.
The median value of allowances can be highly variable as shown in Figure 6.1. Various factors influence fluctuations, for example, changes in scope, repackaging and changes in the size of the population covered.
Median values for allowances applying to a very small population such as Market related: Specific Individual and Superannuation allowances can be heavily influenced by minor variations in the factors noted above. These allowances are more likely to be subject to volatile median movements.