Policy & Resources Cabinet Member – Minutes – 2 August 2012
11 (11) BUSINESS MILEAGE RATES – The Director of Policy and Resources submitted a report seeking approval to reduce the rates paid for business mileage, remove the essential user lump sum, to introduce standard HMRC tax-exempt payments, known as ‘approved mileage allowance payments’ (AMAPs) for both essential and casual users and sought approval for revisions to the council’s Allowances and Expenses policy.
It was acknowledged that changes to casual and essential user car allowance would impact on staff, however, it was noted that the NJC mileage allowances were subject to tax whilst the proposed HMRC rates were tax-exempt. The trade unions had balloted their members on the proposals and the results were set out in paragraph 7.1 of the report.
Resolved – That the proposed reductions to business mileage, alongside the revisions to the council’s Allowances and Expenses policy be approved and implemented in accordance with further legal advice.