14 / 9 / 2015 Midnight
The NHS Staff Council has agreed that there will be no recovery of overpayments or payment of arrears if mileage allowances changes when the latest data on motoring costs is published.
In May each year the NHS Staff Council, using the latest information on motoring costs, reviews the rates of reimbursement given to employees who use their privately owned vehicles for NHS business.
As we are still waiting for the 2015/16 data to be published, the NHS Staff Council are unable to review these rates. As a result, they have agreed that if there is a change in rates following a review, a date for applying the new rates will be communicated to NHS organisations. They have also confirmed that employers would not be expected to recover overpayments, if rates go down, or calculate arrears, if rates go up.
Further reviews scheduled for November 2015 and May 2016 will take place as normal.
Read our web page for more information about reviews and the system of reimbursement of business travel costs.