When does travel become chargeable under A&A? Information you must be satisfied on
Travel to the client is only chargeable if you are satisfied, having been in contact with the client beforehand and taken basic information, that:
the client is financially eligible;
the advice is to be given on a matter of Scots law; and
the nature of the advice is such that the likely cost of giving it is reasonable.
Unless you are satisfied on these matters at that stage, you cannot charge for travel until you have taken enough information from them to satisfy yourself as to their basic eligibility for advice and assistance.
In this section
A&A general rules for travel-related charges: client should travel to you, and methods of travel
Find out more about the general rules for travel in the context of civil A&A accounts, including on methods of travel.
A&A charges for consecutive days’ travel: is it cost effective?
Find out when we will pay for travel to the same location on consecutive days.
A&A travel costs: steps you should take to ensure costs will meet the statutory tests
Find out some steps you can take to ensure that the additional cost of travel is kept to a minimum.
Payment for travel outwith normal hours: what location will we pay you from?
Find out how your travel will be paid when carrying out work outwith normal working hours.
Advice and Assistance accounts and travel: flat mileage rate payable and parking charges
Learn useful information about the milage allowance, VAT and parking charges for your A&A account.
Payment for travel and the appropriate apportionment of cost between clients: general policy
Find out about how travel costs should be apportioned where you have multiple clients, including various examples.
Travel costs for one destination: attending on multiple clients and when to round up time spent
Learn how to apportion time and costs when travelling to attend multiple clients.
Travel costs where multiple destinations: how to appropriately allocate costs where equal apportionment is not possible
Read about how to allocate costs where equal apportionment cannot be done, including a worked example.