Last updated 06/04/23

UK mileage rates for 2023/24

UK mileage rates for 2023/24
Cars and goods vehicles
45p/mile
For the first 10,000 miles travelled in the tax year. 25p for every additional mile.
Motorcycles
24p/mile
For any distance travelled in the tax year.
Bicycles
20p/mile
For any distance travelled in the tax year.

Mileage claims: what you need to know

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. You can find out more about mileage claims on our accounting glossary.

Example: how to calculate mileage expenses

Over the course of the 2023/24 tax year, a freelance courier has driven 16,000 business miles.

They 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 they can claim for is:

£4,500 + £1,500 = £6,000

How to claim your mileage expenses

Once you’ve 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. Our mileage calculator can help you to calculate what you can claim.

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