Councillors’ Travel Expenses – Update

Councillors’ Travel Expenses – Update

Following our recent e-alert, we have received a large number of enquiries from local authorities regarding the tax and National Insurance position in respect of councillors’ home to work travelling expenses and have undertaken several reviews to help councils understand their level of risk.

It seems that HMRC is continuing to maintain its interest on this issue, so we recommend that reviews be undertaken at the earliest possible opportunity. As previously mentioned, we are happy to agree a fixed fee to undertake this.

If you would like us to review your current arrangements and advise on potential risks, please contact our Employment Taxes Director, John Harling, on 07768 446381 or via e-mail: john.harling@lavat.co.uk.