Claiming mileage

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

  1. sleuthey

    sleuthey Über Member

    Its tax relief on the difference between the HMRC national rate and your employers rate. You claim the relief from HMRC and the employers allowance from your employer. See below:


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  2. RichK

    RichK Veteran

    We get 20p a mile unless you have a bike on the cycle to work scheme (in which case it's nothing!)
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  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Oop North (ish)
    Is that even legal, assuming that the employee is paying for the bike & it's not been covered by the firm.
  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. RideLikeTheStig

    RideLikeTheStig Über Member

    South Wales
    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.
  9. The NHS does. I used to claim cycle mileage when on-call and when I travelled between buildings for meetings.

    20p per mile
  10. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    Well, if you think about it, why should someone who's chosen to live 50 miles away from work in a nice big country house have their choice subsidised by the taxpayer?
  11. @Regulator. Will you please stop saying sensible things that I agree with. Its very disconcerting. Thank you ;)
  12. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

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

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Car rat?

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  15. 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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