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MCL All Client Meeting 2015

MCL's All Client Meeting was held on Friday 13th November 2015 at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London. Several clients enjoyed a day of explanations of the DfT Calculator, challenges and claims and MCL's forecasting methods. A good lunch was had by all.

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MCL Update June 2015

The Team at MCL is pleased to complete another year's accounts and Annual Reports. A small number of Operator challenges are still in process but otherwise the 2015/16 year has begun smoothly. We are working with our partners Euclid and Unicard on developing multi-operator ticketing schemes, where MCL uses its expertise in the reimbursement area. We have our staff summer gathering in July and look forward to using the new facilities at Seaford Head Golf Club.

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DfT Guidance for 2015/16 Issued

The 2015/16 Guidance and Calculator have now been issued by the DfT To view these follow the links below Reimbursement Guidance 2015-2016 Reimbursement Calculator 2015-2016

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2014 All Client Meeting

October 2014 MCL is again holding its All Client Meeting at the Institute of Directors', Pall Mall, London. It will be on Friday 31st October. The day will be a refresher course on the workings of the DfT Calculator, together with first hand experience of claims and challenges.

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Apprentice joins MCL

September 2014 MCL is very pleased to announce that Shaun Trueman has joined the Team. Appointed as Revenue & Data Systems Assistant, Shaun is studying the Association of Accounting Technician's  professional exams at Sussex Downs College with day release.

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MCL gains the STEM Gold Award

April 2014 MCL has now achieved Blue, Silver and Gold level in the Steps to Environmental Management (STEM) on the Low Carbon Kent Programme. This reflects the fact that we have measured our carbon footprint and taken measures to reduce it. We had to identify the resources, legal requirements, training and communication required to establish our environmental programme and involve all staff in its achievement. The company is pleased to be able to play its small part in helping to save the environment.

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MCL Achieves ISO 9001

February 2014 MCL is pleased and proud to announce that we have achieved the ISO 9001 Quality Standard. All staff have been involved in the work involved in achieving this atandard and are to be congratulated, together with special thanks to our consultant John Jeffery of John Jeffery Consulting.    

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DfT Issues corrected 2014/15 Calculator

October 2013 The DfT sent an email on 31st October as follows: We have discovered an error in the 2014/15 reimbursement calculator. Cell C10 and I10 in the “Update Inflation” sheet should read 125.6 and not 123.00. A corrected version of the calculator is now available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/concessionary-bus-travel-reimbursement-calculator MCL will of course use this new Calculator for all factors.

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October 2013 DfT Issues Guidance for 2014/15

DfT says: The Department for Transport has published updated Guidance on reimbursement with a Calculator for the year 2014/15 for the National Bus Travel Concession in England. These are both available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-reimbursing-bus-operators-for-concessionary-travel.   The updates are minor changes, including updating the CPI Index and the GDP deflator. The text changes to the guidance are available in a document showing track changes, on request. We intended to update the PTE-like TCA list (table 6.1 in the guidance) for 2014/15 but unfortunately the data collected in the 2011 Census, which would underpin the update, is not yet available. The ONS have published a release ...

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DfT Annual Concessionary Travel Statistics 2012/13

September 2013. The DfT have published their Annual Concessionary Travel Statistics 2012/13. They can be found at the following link - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/concessionary-travel-statistics-2012-13. Further tables showing information at TCA level will be published in due course.

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