Thanks for your question - I am Sam and I am one of the Uk tax experts here on Just Answer.
Can you advsie why you where re engaged on a self employed basis - were your duties different or the way on which you performed them?
What exactly are your duties and what travel expenses do you incur providing these duties?
I can then advise further
Thanks for your response
But you are still performing the same duties, just your collection and delivery destinations are different -
I must advsie that you should in fact have been re- employed and NOT self employed,a s I doubt you provide these duties to any other company -
So I do need to make you aware of this - that its not a matter of choice whether anyone is self employed or employed - it is a matter of law.
Link here re employment status and its legislation
However - to help you move forward at this time you have two ways from which to choose how you claim travel expenses
1) You claim 45p a mile for the first 10,000 buisiness miles and then 25p a mile thereafter OR
2) You keep a record of all business and private mileage - so you can establish a percentage attributable to business from which you apply this percentage against all the running costs - so fuel, oil, MOT Servicing, Insurance, Road Tax, repairs etc AND you can claim capital allowances on the vans purchase - again based on the percentage attributable to business
Link here re capital allowances and annual investment allowances (which you would claim on the vans purcahse)
Then you claim these against your self employed earnings after each 5th April on a self assessment tax return and this reduces your taxable income
Let me know if I can assist further