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THE BUDGET BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS AND COMMUNITY CAR SCHEMES

The Community Transport Association (CTA) is delighted that in his Budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has responded to calls from the CTA and Volunteering England, by extending the HMRC Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) rate for passenger payments currently in place for business employees, at 5 pence per passenger per mile, to volunteers. Therefore, with the 5p increase to the AMAP to 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles, this will mean that volunteers can now be reimbursed up to 50p per mile tax free, when carrying passengers.

Keith Halstead, Chief Executive of the Community Transport Association UK said "The CTA is extremely pleased that the Chancellor has responded to our request to remove this barrier to volunteering. Thousands of volunteer drivers across the UK, and, more importantly, the communities that they serve through their social car schemes, will be delighted to hear this news". 

Further information is available from the CTA

Call Keith Halstead on 07917586147 / 0161 351 1475

Notes to Editors:

The CTA is the leading national membership organisation for community transport, providing leadership, learning and enterprise support for community transport organisations throughout the UK.

There are hundreds of social/community car schemes throughout the UK providing essential transport to individuals and communities who need transport to access healthcare and other local  services.

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