45p per mile from 6 April 2011

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at 10:17

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  • Anonymous


    Meanwhile, down at the less glamourous end of the Business Travel scale….

    It has been a considerable number of years since HMRC has changed the amount of allowable expenses per miles.

    The rate for the first 10,000 miles has been stuck at 40p per mile since April 2002, when petrol cost just 70p/litre.

    With the cost of petrol now almost doubling to £1.3X it does seem reasonable that the allowance should also increase, so it should be encouraging that George has raised the allowance to 45p per mile from 6 April 2011.

    Of course petrol is just one component of the costs which the allowance is supposed to offset, and for much of that time cars, servicing and insurance actually became less expensive. It would have been good to see a higher allowance, but at least it is moving in the right direction.

    Existing rates here:




    A bit too familliar. “George” has the title

    The Right Honourable The Chancellor of the Exchequer

    Contributors to this established and respected forum, should be a little more respectful, esepcially to the man who has just raised your petrol allowance by 5p.

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