Why are members of the Civil Service allowed to self authorise claims whilst I am forced to jump through burning hoops to prove to a civi AA that I am entitled to a claim? Also, why do the Civil Service get a higher milage rate for claims involving use of their own vehicle? Next - I heard that civil servants in Germany do not pay fuel and light bills but still qualify for a Rebate (Rhinedahlen 2000). Why the different rules for them? Are we to assume that we cannot be trusted.