Recent changes have been made to the Civil Service Travel and Subsistence rates. These rates can also be used by non-public sector employers who wish to reimburse employee subsistence expenses using flat rates rather than on a receipted basis. The changes will take effect for a minimum of three years from 1 April 2017 and are detailed in the DPER circulars available at:
http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2017/05.pdf (Motor Travel Rates)
http://circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2017/06.pdf (Domestic Subsistence Allowances).
The key changes include:
A) An increase in the number of distance bands from 2 to 4.
B) A lower recoupment rate for the first 1,500km.
C) Higher compensation rates for cars with lower engine sizes.
D) An increase in the overnight rates for domestic subsistence.
E) The introduction of a vouched accommodation rate for Dublin.
If you have any queries in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the team at HLB Sheehan Quinn.