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Free TMC guide dispels confusion over business mileage

TMC has launched a new guide over what constitutes business mileage as it looks to dispel confusion on the subject.

TMC says employees and employers are often confused about what classes as business mileage

TMC says employees and employers are often confused about what classes as business mileage

The firm said both employers and employers are often unsure whether journeys to or from home or a temporary workplace should be counted as business, ‘claimable commuting’ or private mileage for BiK purposes – not helped by the fact that the official HMRC guidance runs to nearly 80 pages.

In response, the TMC guide explains the standard definitions of business and commuting mileage, and outlines the principles that apply to claiming for trips to and from temporary workplaces. It also covers examples of when drivers are passing their workplace on the way to somewhere else, and when visiting company premises if the employee works from home.

The guide has been published in line with expectations that flexible working – which is also leading to busines mileage confusion – is to become rapidly more widespread; government figures suggest that 90% of employers already have at least one employee working from home.

TMC managing director Paul Hollick said: “We know, from conversations with our clients and drivers, that flexible working is on the increase as people seek the benefits of improved work-life balance; lower travel costs, and a smaller carbon footprint. Companies now have many tools at their disposal for managing remote working, while TMC can offer solutions to enable them to handle their employees’ mobility data and travel cost reimbursements compliantly.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.