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Car Allowances

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he next plans to review the recommended level of free mileage rates for business journeys in employees’ own vehicles; (198545)

(2) when the last review of the recommended level of free mileage rates for business journeys in employees’ own vehicles took place;

(3) what recent representations he has received on the review of the recommended level of tax-free mileage rates for business journeys in employees’ own vehicles;

(4) whether increases in fuel costs are taken into account when setting the level of tax-free mileage rates for business journeys in employees’ own vehicles.

I refer the hon. Lady to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Mid-Dorset and North Poole (Annette Brooke) on 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 535W. I also refer the hon. Lady to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) on 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 306W. The Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) system was reformed in 2002. The Government keep AMAP rates and thresholds under review as part of the PBR and Budget process.