Travel expenses reductions

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Cardinal, Dec 14, 2006.

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  1. I was told that when JPA comes in the longest travel claim we will be able to enter is 50 miles and after that we pay for ourselves.

    Is that true? My TA unit is 73 miles from me and some people travel from Scotland to the South East.

    Are we about to loose out in a big way or is the information wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. I can't believe that they will only pay to 50 miles. My Unit recruits nationally. Only about 10% of our lot live within 50 miles. Someone must have told them that.
  3. It all sounds like "rumour control" to me! Ignore it.
  4. Hope your right. However its on the JPA hand out:

    Changes to pay, Charges & Allowances Policy, Reserve personel in the JPA era.

    Under the "Allowances" section it says:

    "The max single distance is capped at 50 miles" "EXCEPTIONAL authority may be granted by CO's for longer journeys"

    Rumor control? or are we all about to get shafted (again)?

    Also when on Mobilisation or FTRS we could qualify towards Enhanced Learnig Credits, this has now been reduced to only 80%

  5. I'm sure they'll have taken 'national'/specialist units into account since their troops come from a wider geographic area than most TA regiments.
  6. Hope so. But if they did they didn't say so in the hand out.

  7. Nothing new - distance limits exisited pre-JPA and will exist post-JPA.

    If Pte Smith wants to travel to a TA Centre 100 miles away, when there's a TA Centre of his capbadge 15 miles down the road, then he bears the extra cost.

    If on the other hand, you're asking Sgt Smith to work out of that TA Centre 100 miles away, rather than the one 15 miles away, the CO signs off on it.

    The harder thing in my experience is getting the RAO to realise that whilst the crow might fly in a direct route as per the computer, it's not the way to get to the TA Centre in a timely manner!
  8. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I always thought it was 30 miles! If so, the JPA changes are an improvement to the Terms and Conditions of Service :)
  9. Some corroboration exists for this following a answer given by Lord Drayson in response to a question put to him by Lord Garden and recorded in Hansard.

    Drayson identifies a number of allowances targeted by the Treasury Bean Counters and Forensic Accountants. Residence to Place of duty being one, amongst others.

    You were warned!

    Connect my thread here:

    Regards and best wishes