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    this could be one of the silliest questions asked, its a car question and im a girl :)

    hi guys!!! no silly answers please
    right then, i just applied for a new job (got an interview tomorrow and im very nervous!! :-s its looking pretty promising as i have had a few phone calls with the employer already)
    the job includes alot of driving (in my own car) and they pay petrol allowance of 15p per mile, i was just wondering how much it would actually cost to do a mile??
    i drive a 1.4 rover 200 (nothing speical, very basic, cheap and it works!!)
    anyone know how much a mile on average costs??

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    Banned

    15p?!!?!?!?!!?!

    I get 45p a mile and that's not exceptional!

    Ps: you're a girl, can I have your number. K cheers for pm.

    It would have alot to do with where you are travelling, speed etc. Long distances,around town or stopping and starting.

    15p per mile!? Is that it?

    Deffo more than 15p per mile I would guess

    Thought it was just me, 15p a mile doesn't sound very much.

    Banned

    15p is shockingly bad.

    My stats on a tdci focus it costs me about 10pper mile, but that doesn't include maintenance or depreciation.

    15p is **** poor.

    How longs a piece of string?

    I doubt 15p would cover the petrol cost let alone the wear and tear on your car

    Original Poster

    hmmmmmmmm ill have to check my job description email thingy cos my bf (yes VIBEONE, MY BF said this was low to.........i might of made a mistake, ill check again

    jonny619447

    How longs a piece of string?



    Just measured it. 23cm

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    AATS

    hmmmmmmmm ill have to check my job description email thingy cos my bf … hmmmmmmmm ill have to check my job description email thingy cos my bf (yes VIBEONE, MY BF said this was low to.........i might of made a mistake, ill check again



    checked........its definatley 15p a mile.......but.......the job does pay 13.95 an hour, could this be reflected by the low petrol allowance???

    notts6501

    Just measured it. 23cm



    I was merely providing an analogy for the OP (_;)

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    AATS

    checked........its definatley 15p a mile.......but.......the job does pay … checked........its definatley 15p a mile.......but.......the job does pay 13.95 an hour, could this be reflected by the low petrol allowance???



    Boyfriend? Yawn. Makes no odds to me.

    Not sure why it would be in the wage. The average is 40p a mile I think. Very odd 15p?! Is it negotiable? Id be wanting at least 25-30 bare min.

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    i havent got a clue what that means........

    whatsThePoint

    To be fair lets lie and say you'll get 30 mpg x 15p = £4.50


    ok AATS, the first sensible answer coming up.

    Its an impossible question to answer.

    It basically depends on your fuel comsumption which can be messed up by lots and lots of different things.

    The true fuel comsumption on one 1.4 rover 200 will be different to another based on a variety of factors. Hope that answers your question

    Original Poster

    yeah, i did kind of guess i wouldnt get an exact answer, but, thought there might be an average, my car does do quite well on petrol actually, i do school run twice a day, shopping nearly everyday, backwards and forwards to friends and family, and i only really put £20 a week in. but i do drive alot!!! good job i aint driving a ferrari or summat cos from what everyone is saying, it seems 15p wont even start my car let alone get a mile out of it :-s

    jonny619447

    ok AATS, the first sensible answer coming up. Its an impossible question … ok AATS, the first sensible answer coming up. Its an impossible question to answer.It basically depends on your fuel comsumption which can be messed up by lots and lots of different things.The true fuel comsumption on one 1.4 rover 200 will be different to another based on a variety of factors. Hope that answers your question


    AATS,

    Look at this. theaa.com/all…jsp

    Its the AA's guide. Gives petrol costs for a 12oo - 1600cc as 14.92p per mile. This was in 2010 and based on a price per litre of £132.9

    So 15p may cover your petrol but not a true reflection of running costs

    I'd say you'd get an average of 35 miles to the gallon and the cost per mile depends on a number of other factors.

    average price of fuel is around 140p per litre

    1 Gallon = 4.55 Litres therefore cost for gallon is £6.37

    Price per mile = Price per Gallon (pence) / Miles per Gallon

    637 / 35 = 18.2p per mile.

    In a nutshell as long as the employer is paying directly for the fuel then your fuel costs will be minimal but you will still end up paying for a small amount of the fuel.

    You say its a petrol allowance but if this allowance is lumped in with your salary then you could be taxed and NI'd on it which would make it less worthwhile as you'd ultimately be paying more for the fuel.

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    Could they be paying her for all mileage including personal? This doesn't make sense.

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    vibeone

    Could they be paying her for all mileage including personal? This doesn't … Could they be paying her for all mileage including personal? This doesn't make sense.


    it does state in my job description that mileage will be paid from clocking on to clocking off, basically they check you mileage clock is set to 0 when you get to the office, then, they check it again when you get back at end of your shift, so, i probably could get away with a few sneeky personal runs in between!!!

    AATS

    i havent got a clue what that means........



    Hes is saying it want cover your petrol costs. You would need to be doing 40mpg to break even. While the 1.4 engine seen in your Rover was powerful in its day it was never that fuel efficient. If the driving will be cruising about at 60mph then you may break even if it involves much city driving you will inevitably loose out.

    The only other question to think about is is your traveling time paid for? If so the small hit on fuel will be made up by wages as Class 1 HGV (C) drivers only earn that kind of money.

    get a 62 mpg car loads to choose from, then youll be earning a few pence per mile. Or get the new Kia (dont laugh) rio in september, its a 1.1 Diesel (stop laughing back there) but it does 88 miles per gallon guzzled.

    vibeone

    Could they be paying her for all mileage including personal? This … Could they be paying her for all mileage including personal? This doesn't make sense.



    I didn't want to make the OP look silly but as you can't get your head round it, I will explain.

    There is a good chance the employer said 50... not 15, which would make sense (_;)

    I get 16p a mile but they do provide the car, all servicing, insurance, tax, no mot as it's new and replaced at 3 years or 90,000 miles and can go anywhere i.e abroad no problems.
    Edited by: "super_leeds_86" 4th May 2011

    Original Poster

    thats it!!!! ohhhhhhhhhhh i remember now!!!!!! there is a company car, but, as im not 25 they can not insure me yet (im 24), this is why i have to use my own, this might be why its only 15p then duh!!! im soooooooo thick!!!!! so they might give me extra as its my own car

    super_leeds_86

    I get 16p a mile but they do provide the car, all servicing, insurance, … I get 16p a mile but they do provide the car, all servicing, insurance, tax, no mot as it's new and replaced at 3 years and can go anywhere i.e abroad no problems.


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    splatsplatsplat

    get a 62 mpg car loads to choose from, then youll be earning a few pence … get a 62 mpg car loads to choose from, then youll be earning a few pence per mile. Or get the new Kia (dont laugh) rio in september, its a 1.1 Diesel (stop laughing back there) but it does 88 miles per gallon guzzled.



    You're not earning a few Pence though after depreciation and maintenance. Tyres etc.

    I agree with jonny.... Surely they mean 50p

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    AATS

    thats it!!!! ohhhhhhhhhhh i remember now!!!!!! there is a company car, … thats it!!!! ohhhhhhhhhhh i remember now!!!!!! there is a company car, but, as im not 25 they can not insure me yet (im 24), this is why i have to use my own, this might be why its only 15p then duh!!! im soooooooo thick!!!!! so they might give me extra as its my own car



    Yeah thats more like it - but seriously you cannot use your own car on 15p a mile - you'd be losing money hand over fist. Make CERTAIN you're gonna get more until you get the car. Usually not taking a company car they will add to your wage

    I used to get £0.50 a mile, they should take into consideration of wear and tear on your car as well

    Original Poster

    i feel silly now, cant believe i forgot about the comp car that i cant have because of my age due to insurance or something or other!!! obviously, the job description i got sent via email will be a copy of what everyone recieves, so, obviously has not been typed especially for me. i wont feel silly asking about the mileage allowance at the interview now as i have good enough reason to enquire.
    sorry for wasting everyones time!! thanks for helping though

    Sure they don't mean the 45 p allowed tax free, plus a 15 p taxed amount, or similar? 15 p a mile is very poor.

    anyway OP yours wasn't the silliest question ever asked after all.

    You was narrowly beaten by this one

    hotukdeals.com/mis…212

    Original Poster


    that dont seem like a silly question to me :-s but, i am a brunette but my mum always says i should be blonde!!
    i do come out with some funny stuff looking back...... i once thought shane ritchie and lionel ritchie were twins!! lol (obviously before i saw pics of them!)
    jonny619447

    anyway OP yours wasn't the silliest question ever asked after all. You … anyway OP yours wasn't the silliest question ever asked after all. You was narrowly beaten by this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/silly-question-alert/491212#comments:D


    Original Poster

    what does op mean?

    jonny619447

    anyway OP yours wasn't the silliest question ever asked after all. You … anyway OP yours wasn't the silliest question ever asked after all. You was narrowly beaten by this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/silly-question-alert/491212#comments:D


    If you're using your own car, this amount should be A LOT more as the allowance should go towards 'wear and tear' on your car (My OH gets 11p & he has a company car) I believe for your own, you should be getting nearer 40p....

    In fact, just checked HMRC and from this tax year it's now 45p:
    hmrc.gov.uk/pay…htm

    P.S Not a silly question, you don't want to be diddled!!!

    AATS

    that dont seem like a silly question to me :-s but, i am a brunette but … that dont seem like a silly question to me :-s but, i am a brunette but my mum always says i should be blonde!!i do come out with some funny stuff looking back...... i once thought shane ritchie and lionel ritchie were twins!! lol (obviously before i saw pics of them!)



    lol, thats funny s***

    AATS

    what does op mean?



    Opening post/opening poster

    I think 15p a mile would be fine for a flintstone car, but a petrol car, no!

    had a few jobs which they paid by the mile and never been less than 18p pm. and that was 3 years ago
    Edited by: "simplex" 4th May 2011

    When I got petrol allowance it was 40p for the first 10,000 and 25p after that. I did around 40,000 a year. That was around 5 years ago.

    If your employer pays less than the approved mileage allowance for eligible business travel then you can put in a claim for tax relief.
    Be very clear you DO NOT get refunded the difference between the approved rate and what you are paid but on the tax you have paid on the difference.
    Details are here, keep your own records of all your journeys in addition to anything you need to submit to your boss (they may lose them and no proof no money back)
    hope you get the job
    ps here is a link to the form you will need to fill in hmrc.gov.uk/for…pdf

    Edited by: "melipona" 4th May 2011
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