04 / 6 / 2014 7.02pm
Following a deal made last year with
NHS trade unions, NHS trusts are set to save around £20 million compared to
Employers and trade unions agreed to
track travel expenses based on AA cost estimates. A current downward trend in
the cost of motoring insurance and depreciation means employers will adjust
travel reimbursements from 67 pence to 54 pence per mile from 1 July.
Dean Royles, chief executive of the
NHS Employers organisation, said:
is one of those win-win agreements. Employees are now paying less for work
related travel due to reductions in motoring costs. As a result, employers will
pay fair, reduced expenses and will be able to reinvest savings back into
patient services, helping the NHS and its staff manage significant demands on
It applies to the Agenda for Change
(AfC) framework which covers over one million NHS staff, including nurses,
scientist, therapist support staff, administrators and line managers.
Following agreement with NHS trade
unions last year, the rates of reimbursement for motoring costs are reviewed
every April/May and November/December to ensure that these rates move up and
down in line with current business motoring costs, as determined by the AA
motoring cost guides.
Notes for editors:
mileage reimbursement arrangements apply for medical staff.
NHS Employers organisation is the recognised body for employers in the NHS,
supporting them to put patients first. See www.nhsemployers.org
for more information.
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of the NHS Employers organisation, at @NHSE_Dean.
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