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    • theanimallover
    • By theanimallover 13th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
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    mileage advise please
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:50 PM
    mileage advise please 13th Jun 17 at 8:50 PM
    Hi, I have more than one job. The work I would like to ask about is for 3 days per week (26 hours), I work as a mobile cleaner.

    I clean 5 sites, a couple of times each in the working week. It varies as to which site and order of sites - so it's regular but not that regular, some weeks I have to cover other sites too.

    My employers give me 25p per mile. They have changed how they are paying for mileage it used to be from the office, now it is from the first site of the day. Office was 15 miles away, first site can be anything from 15-45 miles away.

    My questions are: Can I claim any mileage from my home too (from hmrc - I know I'd have to minus what I am given)
    Should my work pay from my home as my place of work varies, or is this completely up to them?

    thanks
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 13th Jun 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:27 PM
    No. This is your normal place of work?
    No one dreams of escape
    From the aroma of a cheap jar of coffee
    • walwyn1978
    • By walwyn1978 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
    I'd be very surprised. I work across multiple sites most days. My mileage scheme classifies the drive to the first site of the day as your commute to work, regardless of whether it's 6 miles (Monday) or 41 miles (Wednesday this week)I get mileage for journeys between sites, not from/to home.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 13th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
    I understand it is between sites, not home to site, thats normal travel that we ALL do.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 13th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:35 PM
    A factory in the North East said, "We aren't making you redundant, just changing your place of work, to Manilla". You have to either commute further, or move closer.

    Depending on your car, and your private mileage ; it may be better to do a cost split calculation.
    • theanimallover
    • By theanimallover 13th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:53 PM
    Geoff what does cost split calculation mean? Thanks.
    And thanks for your replies.
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 14th Jun 17, 6:32 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 6:32 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 6:32 AM
    Report to office for starting time and begin day from there.
    • theanimallover
    • By theanimallover 14th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:35 AM
    Thanks, not sure that they would like me to do that as it means the company will have to give me more mileage.
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 14th Jun 17, 9:42 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:42 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:42 AM
    The issue is if their making, sit down and talk to them, put your case and perhaps common sense will prevail. If not, plan 'A' and leave from office.
    • Ryanfuego
    • By Ryanfuego 14th Jun 17, 9:44 AM
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    In your situation I would go to employers and talk to them, offering what you think about and how you see perspectives.
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 14th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
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    Do you do any admin from home? Can home be justifiably regarded as your base?

    My reaction would be to ring HMRC and ask their advice. It doesn't seem right to me that your 'base' is somewhere different every day. I'm no expert, though!
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    • theanimallover
    • By theanimallover 14th Jun 17, 11:29 AM
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    Thanks all. I will talk to them. I do do admin from home, but it's not a requirement of the job.
    • Mrs.D
    • By Mrs.D 14th Jun 17, 8:17 PM
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    Worth also noting that HMRC currently states that you can claim 45p per mile (up to 10,000 miles, after which the rate drops to 25p) if you drive a car or a van, 24p for a motorcycle and 20p for a bicycle for business purposes.

    If your employer does not pay this rate, you can claim in a mileage allowance relief from HMRC, so effectively get the difference back through your tax code.
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