Home Office: Staff

Home Office written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the limits for (a) overnight accommodation, (b) travel expenses and (c) per diem entitlements are for staff on the Windrush taskforce who have been redeployed from their normal place of work.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The rules governing travel and expenses are contained in the department’s travel and subsistence policy and the Civil Service management code.

The Department meets the full cost of authorised overnight accommodation, travel and per diem expenses, actually and necessarily incurred by its staff on official business up to the following limits:

a) Bed and breakfast at max. £125 per night or max. £90 per night (outside London)

b) Travel expenses: travel bookings must be standard class and booked as far in advance as possible to take advantage of the cheapest fares; mileage, which is paid at the rate of 23.8p a mile (public transport rate) or, if there is no public transport available, 40p a mile

c) The per diem is paid against verified receipts, and covers necessarily incurred additional expenditure (excludes alcohol) at the following rates:

• Over 5 hours: up to £4.25

• Over 10 hours: up to £9.30

• Over 24 hours: up to £26.00

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