Act 12, 2014 (XII) – Act anent Reimbursement of Travel Expenses. 21st May 2014.

The General Assembly recommend to both Deacons’ Courts and Presbyteries that approved mileage expenses be reimbursed at the rate of the current HMRC maximum as follows:

Ministers’ Expenses Supply
HMRC Rates Minimum

First 10,000 miles

First 10,000 miles Above 10,000 miles
Car 45p* 25p* 30p 30p
Motor Bike 24p* 24p*
Pedal Bike 20p* 20p*
*Tax is liable if these rates are exceeded

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