NHS trusts to save millions on mileage adjustment

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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 last year.

 

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:

 

“This 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 the NHS.”

 

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.

 

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Notes for editors:

·         Separate mileage reimbursement arrangements apply for medical staff.

·         The 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.

·         Follow NHS Employers on Twitter at @nhsemployers or follow Dean Royles, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, at @NHSE_Dean.

·         A full list of NHS Employers press releases and statements can be accessed at our Media Centre.

 

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