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Complainant Name:
Ms Joanna Rust

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Fabulous Magazine

Complaint:

Ms Joanna Rust complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published incorrect information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that in an advice column, the magazine had printed inaccurate advice regarding mileage allowance.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology on a subsequent advice page:

In an advice column of 4th May, Money Expert Sarah Pennells, informed a reader that as a zero-hours contract care worker who does not pay tax, her employees are not obliged to pay her travel costs while visiting patients. This information is not correct. While the care worker cannot claim tax relief on her mileage allowance, her employers should pay her mileage for work related travel. We apologise for the error. For more information visit: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4468.

Date Published: 13/06/2014



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