Mileage


#1

Does mileage expense mean fuel only or does it incorporate any other effects on the car that comes with mileage?

Someone at work wants to claim mileage for cycling???


#2

:grinning:


#3

Technically fuel and wear and tear. But they are trying it on.


#4

Mileage rate is usually set at higher than the cost of petrol (40p/mile used to be the typical rate), and so covers wear and tear on the vehicle too, plus some more. It used to be possible to make a car pay for itself over three years if you drove if for work a lot, and claimed back every mile.

Many companies and employees now acknowledge that doing this encourages people to drive, so also offer the same benefit to cyclists.


#5

Excellent! Depends on your policy probably. I get a separate annual payment for car maintenance so your cyclist would be bang out of luck here.


#6

I get 9p a mile in my company car


#7

if youre gonna pay out for communting motorists, you could probs make a reasonable claim for expenses relating to bike maintenance - new tyres, brake pads blah blah, but it wouldn’t be very much money.


#8

Are they going to different offices or just commuting to work? Most places don’t let you claim for travel to your normal place of work


#9

Do you pay for insurance, tax and servicing though?


#10

duh obviously


#11

Course not


#12

It’s not usually commuting to and from work that that is claimable, but the miles you have to do while at work.


#13

Can i have more detail about these work journeys please


#14

lol who’s going out for a meeting with a client on a bike?


#15

Loads of people who live in cities?


#16

it’s in one of our international offices he’s travelling to, from his hotel to the office, people would usually rent cars or get cabs on expense


#17

rent a car for the week


#18

if you cycle a lot you will eat more food

who pays for that??


#19

wow I was about to take the pee out of him with a load of other people


#20

There you go then. The 40p-type rate for for people who used their own cars.