2 Sep 2008

Call to raise mileage rate for volunteer drivers

Many elderly and vulnerable people rely on volunteer drivers with local charities and organizations to take them to hospital appointments. Rising fuel prices are hitting them hard and putting at risk vital services.

At the moment, charities and organizations are limited by Inland Revenue tax laws in the maximum amount they are permitted to reimburse volunteers. Please sign our petition that has been lodged on behalf of volunteer drivers UK wide to request a change in the Inland Revenue rules increasing the maximum tax exempt volunteer driver’s mileage rate from 40p to 50p per mile.

A sum that is intended to cover fuel, insurance, road tax, maintenance and depreciation and has not been amended since 2002. However let's be clear this is only a small part of what is needed - see more in a letter I wrote before going away here.

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