getting paid to ride to work…..
Edinburgh city council wanted to introduce a scheme to pay people the same milage rate as cars to cycle to work or cycle for work appointments as stats show commuter cyclists less time off sick. The taxman decided this was a taxable benefit so that stopped the idea.Posted 8 years agoatlazMember
You can also do it if you’re going to work if your place of work is temporarily changed. So if you live in the middle of an area and you’re an engineer who needs to get around the local area for site visits (for example), you can get the 20p a mile.
I fail to see how they can validate this so I can only assume some people will abuse this unmercifully.Posted 8 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
We get 20p per mile for mileage on company business, not for commuting in.
Commuting does save me at least a tenner a week in petrol, and next year we move to an office with no parking, so it will save me the same again to avoid driving to the tram stop and then paying to come in on the tram.
And don’t get me started on the Workplace Parking Levy or whatever it is called…..Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
this is a little hypothetical but here goes….
…so here in germany they have a scheme where-by you can claim (i think) 21cents back for every km on your way to work.
but if you ride a bike or take public transport you get nothing.
shouldn’t this be the other way round?
if you were to get an extra £10/week for using your bike, would you?
would it make a difference?Posted 8 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I paid myself and partner 20p per mile to ride for work.
My brothers old architects practice in Newcastle paid 50p per mile(!), including commuting(!) and provided lockers/bike park/showers etc, the argument being that it was cheaper than providing a parking space for fat, unhealthy staff to use. Bonus (although they had to pay tax on it 🙁 )Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
We get 20p a mile for cycling on work time, nowt for commuting to and from work.Posted 8 years ago
I have a mate who once did a 100mile trip to another work location, then 100 miles back and claimed it from his work with a look of confusion from the woman doing the expenses – he has the forms photocopied and framed 😀
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