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Civil servants getting paid higher travel expenses for gas-guzzling cars, while unions are opposed to change

Revision of rates will need to balance climate goals and rising fuel costs

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Civil servants and public representatives are being rewarded for driving the most polluting cars through travel expenses that favour bigger engines.

The Government has pledged to revamp the mileage system to reflect climate targets, but unions and representative bodies have signalled they will not accept changes that reduce members’ income.


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