Claiming mileage

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by pjd57, 17 Aug 2017.

  1. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    That's uncharacteristivally generous of HMRC, not reducing the bike rate if you go over 10,000 miles a year.
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  2. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    My company doesn't. However I can claim it back through HMRC, as I have to complete a tax return every year.
  3. OP

    pjd57 Über Member

    30 miles around Glasgow today.
    Deduct the nonsensical " home to office " bit .( I start and finish at home and don't go near any office)
    20×20p = £4.
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  4. ricnott

    ricnott Well-Known Member


    Isn't this around the fact that that until you pay the final market value payment for the bike your employer owns it and you are leasing it form them and as such no mileage can be claimed as you are not using your own vehicle and are receiving a benefit in kind with the tax saving?
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  5. Former User

    Former User Guest

    Is there a logical reason why you cant claim for the regular commute? You need to be at work, and you need to get there. It costs both time and money to commute, time that is not compensated for but should be IMO.
  6. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    @User. Will you please stop saying sensible things that I agree with. Its very disconcerting. Thank you ;)
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  7. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    At one point Bristol City Council used to pay an almost similar rate for cycling and cars, but then they chopped the cycle mileage rate in half to the normal rate:angry:.
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  8. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    That backward. They should chop the car rat in half, encourage some folk on to their bikes.
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  9. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Car rat?

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  10. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    The company should pay a fixed amount for distance the it should be up to the person to use whatever is appropriate.

    If the company has different tiers for cycles, motorcycles, cars and so on, then they need to have something for gas guzzler cars too.
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  11. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    As @User says, where you live is personal choice. Travelling to work merely puts you in a position to undertake your work, whereas relief is available for expenditure incurred in undertaking your work.
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  12. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    Yes any commute from home to your usual place of work is considered personal mileage (or was when I was a mobile Tefal-head).
    It's was only unusual journeys (home to customer and back) or an onward journey from base to other location (and back) that qualified as business mileage.

    Haven't done business miles for a while , but can remember various quirks of the system like HMRC could consider TWO offices to be your base location simultaneously. Nasty if you were depending on the expense claims.
  13. mgs315

    mgs315 Senior Member

    Funnily enough I get funny looks for leaving the work van in the depot and cycling to/from work on my own bike when I’m perfectly entitled to take the van home and use the fuel card for it. Pay my own wear and tear on the bike, nothing on the van.

    Still, gets me a bit extra exercise that day. Saves gym bashing.
  14. pclay

    pclay Über Member

    I can claim 20p a mile from the company I work for. There is a training centre 17 miles away form where I live, that I sometime go to, so I don't mind getting paid for the privilege of cycling there and back.
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