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Change in the Motor Travel Rates, effective 1st April 2017

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published revised motor travel and subsistence rates for civil servants. The new rates will apply from 1st April, the first time there has been an increase in the motor travel rates since 2010.

The new rates take into account the need to encourage the use of more environmentally efficient vehicles and methods of travel, in keeping with policies to reduce carbon emissions as part of the Government’s National Policy on Climate Action.

The new formula uses four distance bands of motor travel rates, and these outline a rate-per-kilometre based on the overhead costs of running a car, taking into account insurance costs, car tax costs, fuel,  service and repair costs.

Motor Travel Rates per kilometre

Distance Bands Engine Capacity

up to 1200cc

Engine Capacity

up to 1500cc

Engine Capacity

1501cc and over

0 – 1,500 klms 37.95 cent 39.86 cent 44.79 cent
1,501 – 5,500 klms 70.00 cent 73.21 cent 83.53 cent
5,501 – 25,000 klms 27.55 cent 29.03 cent 32.21 cent
25,001 klms and over 21.36 cent 22.23 cent 25.85 cent

 

Reduced Motor Travel rates per kilometre

Engine Capacity

up to 1200cc

Engine Capacity

up to 1500cc

Engine Capacity

 1501cc and over

16.59 cent 17.63 cent 18.97 cent

 

The circular also outlines revised subsistence rate, as follows:-

The 5 hour and the 10 hour rate remain unchanged, but a new overnight rate of €133.00 will apply from 1st April, in recognition of the increasing costs of overnight accommodation.

Due to the exceptionally high cost of hotel accommodation in Dublin, especially at peak periods, a new vouched rate for Dublin will be applied, up to a maximum of €167 – consisting of the overnight rate plus the ’10-hour’ subsistence rate – for which a hotel receipt must be provided.

Any queries – give me a shout,  as always I’ll be happy to help.

Kevin

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