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HGV drivers to get increase in overnight subsistence rates

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed news that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is to increase the Drivers’ Overnight Subsistence Allowance for the drivers of heavy goods vehicles.

“The drivers’ allowance has been the subject of a series of lengthy and detailed talks that began with HMRC since last year”, said RHA Employment Services Manager, Peter Butler.

“This is an issue for which the RHA can talk full credit as we are the only Association that negotiates directly with HMRC. The increase is based on the RPI figure as at 1st October last year; 3.2%. This means that the actual increase is just below by 1 or 2 pence that which we asked for. However, for accounting purposes, it is easier to request the rounded figures. The next round of increase negotiations will begin in November 2013 once we have the RPI figures.”

The new rates are as follows:

Without sleeper cab – £34.90 – an increase of £1.05

With sleeper cab £26.20 – an increase of .80p

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