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As an umbrella employee, it’s a common misconception that you’re no longer able to claim travel expenses. Despite the SDC changes to expenses, you may still be able to claim costs back when you’re working under an umbrella. Our guide outlines what costs you could claim back for travel and subsistence and how the changes to SDC could impact what you are able to claim.
Prior to April 2016, workers employed under an umbrella were able to claim travel, subsistence and other business expenses when working at a temporary workplace. But the rules have since changed, restricting these freedoms. Since 2016, the travel and subsistence expenses allowed are restricted if the worker:
Travel and subsistence outlines the cost of business spends on meals, accommodation, commuting and other which are incurred whilst travelling to a temporary place of work.
A temporary workplace is one which you work in irregularly, for less than 24 months. In order for a workplace to be temporary, it must be:
The 24-month rule states that if you are working for the same client continuously and are travelling to the same site, travel and subsistence expenses can no longer be reimbursed without tax and National Insurance contributions.
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Using their years of experience in supporting contractors, they’re well placed to get you up and running and give you the tools to help you throughout your career.
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