Employers to review fuel reclaims process in 2012

Two-thirds of respondents will review their fuel reclaims process in 2012, according to a survey by ALD Automotive and YouGov.

The survey, which polled UK organisations employing between 500 and 999 employees, found that employers are taking the threat of prosecution from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) more seriously, and are recognising that inaccurate or fraudulent business mileage claims can have a major impact on cost control and fleet budgeting.

Keith Allen, managing director at ALD Automotive UK, said: “With HMRC cracking down on organisations that are not able to provide auditable records it is in the interest of every business to ensure that employees driving on work-related journeys file accurate mileage reports and appropriate online systems are put in place to manage this area.

“Not only will it reduce the risk of the employer and employee being liable to action, but experience suggests that significant savings can also be achieved in fuel cost.”

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