Im just back from tour and at the end of my PoL im off to a new unit, 55miles from home. Its a simple journey which i wish to commute. In turn i have a feq questions so i can figure out wether this is financialy possible. 1) I read elsewhere on these Forums that HDT isnot allowed in excess of 50miles without the CO's permision which ive not heard before and know people who commute further without doing so 2) The auto rtate is based on 18days commuting a month.... ive been through 2011 and the fewest days is 20...Working up to 25 so do i enter the extra 7 days as manual claims? 3) Its a 55mile journey so it'll be £16.27 per day i day travel. So June 2011 for example is the 18 automatic days (16.27 x 18 = £292.86), plus the additional 4 days manually entered via expenses (£27.50 x 4 = £110) which would total at £402.86. Is this correct? Or is the auto rate based on the amout of days in the month as with fuel prices as they are it'll cost considerably more than this in fuel. As ive been driving a fair few years my insurance covers me for commuting and business as standard now so thats covered. its just the actual amounts etc i need to work out. Sorry to ask so many questions - I hate how the MOD publishes these things in such ways they cant be understood.