I recently started a job in the UK that has frequent train journeys. My employer pays expenses when travelling to offices that aren't my home office. In the rail policy it states
any compensation given directly to staff is not for personal use as it is compensation for shortfalls in delivery of service paid for not by the employee
I was under the impression that the compensation would go to the employee because they are the ones who suffer the effects of a delayed train. I suspect the train companies are against such policies as they only allow compensation to be claimed by the individual taking the journey, but does my employer violate some agreement or contract made with the booking service by having such a policy?