UK mileage rates and thresholds 2017/18

(Last updated 06/04/17)


Cars and goods vehicles

For the first 10,000 miles travelled in the tax year. 25p for every additional mile



For any distance travelled in the tax year



For any distance travelled in the tax year

What are mileage claims?

A mileage claim is one way to get tax relief on a business journey in your own vehicle, whether that’s a car, motorbike, van, or bicycle.

Find out more about mileage claims on our accounting glossary.

Example: How Aisha calculates her mileage expenses

Over the course of the 2015/16 tax year, freelance courier Aisha has driven 16,000 business miles.

She can claim the first 10,000 miles as a business expense at a rate of 45p per mile:

10,000 miles x 45p = £4,500

Anything over this can be claimed as an expense at a rate of 25p per mile:

6,000 miles x 25p = £1,500

The total Aisha can claim for is:

£4,500 + £1,500 = £6,000

How to claim your mileage expenses

Once you have calculated the amount you can claim for, you should enter this into the ‘Expenses’ section of your Self Assessment tax return. This is how you are able to deduct your mileage expenses from your tax bill.

Check out our A to Z of business expenses for more about claiming expenses.