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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the criteria are for determining when to uprate the rate at which private car owners may claim tax relief for journeys undertaken for companies and voluntary organisations; when the rate was last amended; and what plans he has to review the rate. (207325)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to him on 12 November 2007, Official Report, column 22W.

The Government consider that the mileage rates, introduced in 2002, are sufficiently high to cover the business motoring expenses of most drivers. The Chancellor announced in Budget 2008 that the Government would maintain the tax-free mileage allowance (AMAPs) rates and thresholds at current levels.