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HMRC figures reveal lower fuel prices have led to more miles driven

Both business and private drivers clocked up more miles this February as they took advantage of fuel prices 22p a litre lower than 12 months ago, according to figures released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Total fuel sales were up 3.5% – 133 million litres – on February 2014 with 3.8bn litres of petrol […]

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Councils spend £275m a year on grey fleet

UK councils are spending more than a quarter of a billion pounds a year keeping hundreds of thousands of grey fleet drivers on the road. Local authorities in England foot three-quarters (76.3%) of the annual bill, reimbursing £209 million to more than 267,000 employees who drive their own car in the course of their work. […]

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Tory MP refuses to repay hundreds of pounds in over-claimed travel expenses

A Tory MP is refusing to repay hundreds of pounds in expenses for over-claiming his mileage – after the Commons watchdog checked his journeys on Google Maps. Backbencher Bob Blackman was found to have filed more than 700 claims for travel around his constituency that were either ‘inaccurate’ or not allowed under the rules. Some were […]

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HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates see a decrease with effect from 1 March 2015

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates see a decrease with effect from 1 March 2015

HMRC have announced the new advisory fuel rates, which organisations use to reimburse drivers for fuel used on business journeys, which apply to all journeys on or after 1 March 2015. The new advisory fuel rates are listed below in bold, previous rates in brackets: Engine size Petrol             LPG 1400cc or less             11p      […]

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Audit finds expense overpayments for Charlotte city executives

The city of Charlotte is tightening rules for employee travel reimbursements after an audit found payments were mishandled for several executives. And in the latest blow to the Charlotte Fire Department, Deputy Chief Jeff Dulin – who is under investigation for allegedly posting an offensive picture to his Facebook account – had to repay $2,750 […]

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RCT council employees face 10p-per-mile expenses cut for using own vehicles for work duties

The employee allowance could be reduced from 45p to 35p per mile from May 1, delivering a saving of £367,000 a year for the council. Rhondda Cynon Taf council employees could soon have their expenses for using their own vehicles for work-related purposes cut by 10p per mile. A report by the director of human […]

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