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I have a company car and a fuel card, I work in construction

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I have a company car and a fuel card, I work in construction so move site every 12 to 18 month usually, I am getting absolutely hammered by the BIK for the fuel card but I have been on hmrc website and if I am interpreting the rules correctly my fuel BIK would be reduced to nil if I paid my employer for the private fuel I used because the fuel my company supply me with to travel to and from work is a business expense because I am travelling to and from a temporary place of work because I am never on the one site for over 24 month.
Is my interpretation correct?

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You have it to a 'T,' to use an old expression! Providing the place of temporary duty does not exceed 24 months then your travelling expenses are reimbursed by your employer tax free.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just to be clear on this even though they pay my fuel up front with a fuel card I am entitled to this as a business expense as long as I record my private miles and repay my employer? How much do I pay them per mile?

Correct; the HMRC rate is 45p per mile and is calculated to recover both capital and running costs. However it is a matter for negotiation between the pair of you.

Thank you for your support.