MP Jonathan Edwards is calling on the government to review current mileage rates during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP has made the call due to the ongong impact on those who are reliant on their cars and personal vehicles to carry out their work duties.

“I have been contacted by many constituents who note that whilst petrol and car maintenance prices have increased drastically, the amount individuals are reimbursed hasn’t increased in over a decade.

“This means that the mileage repayments they receive don’t cover the amount they spend on using a car for work. In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, individuals are worried that they cannot afford to carry on doing their job.

“Many people affected by this situation are those who we heavily rely on as a society such as NHS workers, those in local government and social care workers.

“The Treasury must ensure that rates are regularly updated to genuinely reflect the cost of using a vehicle for work so that workers are protected from future fuel price spikes.”

Mr Edwards was a lead signatory of a parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on the government to take action on the matter.

RAC figures show the cost of motoring including fuel, insurance, MOTs and car maintenance have increased 39.5 per cent over the past 10 years.