Avoidable Cost

Avoidable Cost

A cost that a company does not have to pay if it does not take an intended action or cancels an ongoing action or activity. Avoidable costs are not necessary and generally are variable.
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Making sure VAT returns are submitted on time and payments are made when due might seem obvious, but too many businesses end up paying default penalties which are an easily avoidable cost.
I agree that convincing project developers - already under pressure given the impact of oil prices on their financial liqudity - might be prone to considering early FM involvement an avoidable cost, but professionals that persist will be rewarded in the future.
Clearing up the mess is also costing the council about PS800,000 per year, and this is an avoidable cost if people could only behave.
Council requests that the issue be taken to independent arbitration within the next week, if not resolved by then, so as to prevent further avoidable cost, deteriorating relations with staff and most of all the inconvenience to residents and the unsightliness and risk of adverse health consequences in our neighbourhoods.
FIGURE 5 AVOIDABLE US HEALTH CARE COSTS ADD UP TO S213 BILLION Estimated Avoidable Cost Lelver (USSBn, 2012) Total avoidable costs 213.
Many companies have sent back their employees and trying to avoid the avoidable cost," Mubeen said.
Even just 10% might be a reason to let the business remain there because, after all, why incur an avoidable cost increase?
This can lead to a situation in which each and every employee has a high running cost desktop printer, generating lots of unnecessary and avoidable cost," Murata says.
Asking web designers to make a website fully compliant could add thousands of pounds to the bill and, without legislation, clients see this as an avoidable cost.
This study is part of a recent study on the avoidable cost of alcohol abuse in Canada (Rehm, Gnam, Popova, Patra, & Sarnocinksa-Hart, 2008), which is one of the first attempts to systematically estimate the avoidable costs of alcohol abuse with implementation of effective public policies aimed at reducing alcohol-attributable harm (the only similar study was recently conducted by Collins and Lapsley for Australia (2008)).
With new construction projects finally underway--and the industry without a single extra dollar to spend on avoidable cost overruns--New York-based construction attorney Barry B.
If the resulting price is below avoidable cost, you examine whether the loss can be reasonably recouped.