Employees routinely exaggerate their business mileage claims by either ‘rounding up’ the mileage on journeys they have made or adding in ‘phantom’ journeys they have not made.
- Evidence shows that organisations typically pay out 24.7% more in fuel and mileage expenses than they need to
- 25% of business mileage is exaggerated or made up
A driver who has actually driven 1,000 miles in a month will claim 1,250 miles which means they are costing the company £112.50 per month. Over a year this is £1,350!