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These initiatives were driven by Lord Colgrain, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Lord Colgrain has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Lord Colgrain has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Lord Colgrain has not introduced any legislation before Parliament
Lord Colgrain has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
The Government sets the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) rates to minimise administrative burdens.
Employers are not required to use the AMAPs rates. Instead, they can agree to reimburse the actual cost incurred, where individuals can provide evidence of the expenditure, without an Income Tax or National Insurance charge arising.
Alternatively, they can choose to pay a different mileage rate that better reflects their employees’ circumstances. However, if the payment exceeds the amount due under AMAPs, and this results in a profit for the individual, they will be liable to pay Income Tax and National Insurance contributions on the difference.
The Government keeps this policy under review.