HM Revenue and Customs set an approved mileage rate of 40p per mile for using your own car on work. That makes for a good yardstick to judge mileage allowances against and various parts of the public sector I’ve come across pay either this figure or a bit more or less.
But I’ve never come across anything quite like Reading Council:
About 400 council staff get a whopping £2.10 for every mile they travel by car.
Read the rest of the story at Get Reading.
And a challenge for our readers: anyone able to beat £2.10 per mile?
UPDATE: If you follow the comments to this story on the Get Reading site, you’ll see that the £2.10 figure was given in council papers and has also been used by a councillor. However, several people have said that many people receive significantly less than this.