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About this app

The Tripcatcher phone app is a companion app for the Tripcatcher web app, capturing your trip information on the go to support your mileage expense claims.

The app provides accurate mileage tracking for business mileage, for claiming milage relief from HMRC and for any other reason that requires you to have a mileage log.

Business mileage

Tripcatcher is suitable for every type of business including Sole Traders, SME's, Accountants and Bookkeepers. It's perfect for the self employed, employers and employees. With a range of tracking options including GPS , the manual Add Trip form and time saving features, recording your business mileage has never been easier.

Tripcatcher features include:

* Calculates mileage expenses based on HMRC recommended rates for Cars/Vans, Motorbikes and Bicycles (45ppm reducing to 25ppm, 24ppm, 20ppm);
* Tripcatcher caters for company car drivers who claim a mileage allowance for their fuel consumption using HMRC Advisory fuel rates;
* These HMRC Advisory fuel rates are updated quarterly inline with the HMRC quarterly changes ensuring users are claiming the right amount;
* Bespoke rates can also be used for private and company car vehicles;
* Tripcatcher makes claiming for passengers under HMRC rules really easy (5ppm);
* Favourite trips and favourite places save time when entering mileage;
* Google location lookup for addresses saves time and improves accuracy;
* Map selection for route taken and distance calculation ensures accuracy of mileage claim;
* Cumulative mileage is saved to ensure the mileage rate changes at the HMRC 10,000 mileage limit;
* If VAT registered, Tripcatcher will calculate the amount of VAT that can be reclaimed on your mileage expenses and this can save £100's per year;
* Produces HMRC compliant reports;
* Publishes mileage expenses directly to Xero (Bills and Classic Expenses) , Dext and Crunch.

Subscription details

The Tripcatcher phone app is free, however you do need a Tripcatcher subscription through the web account to use this app. The phone app is not stand-alone, it is a companion app to the web app and you need the web app to calculate and publish your mileage expenses e.g. to third party accounting apps.


If you have any queries or feedback then please do contact and we will be happy to help.

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Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Updated on
Apr 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

Updated to fix a pesky intermittent bug when displaying routes.