Claiming mileage

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

  1. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    As @Regulator 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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  2. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.

    I only do it to discombobulate you.... ^_^
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  3. 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.
  4. mgs315

    mgs315 Well-Known 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.
  5. 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.
  6. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    My new company asked me to sign a form if I wanted to use my car for company business. Looked at the form and noticed that it also had a "bicycle" option, so ticked that one instead, and signed.
    Not used the option yet. First chance, the customer's office was so close, walking was the most sensible option. Actually it was so close I could probably have had the conversation by yelling out of the window. Confidentiality rules would have been broken, though.

    Second chance - larger group and only a mile away, so we had a walk-and-talk debrief instead.
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2018
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  7. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I must admit that if I had a job where cycle mileage was claimable and I was cycling in works time I would consider it a huge bonus and not claim a penny.
  8. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    I get to ride most days on company time and I wouldn't dream of claiming mileage for it.
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  9. I used to get paid to ride company bikes, and drag them all round southern england training others.
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