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Can I claim expenses via an Umbrella Solution?

On the whole, no. If you work under an umbrella company, HMRC will deem you to be a permanent employee and therefore can’t claim back costs such as travel and subsistence which are part of your regular commute to a permanent place of work.


However, in certain instances, you may be able to claim the following expenses:

Reimbursement of offsite expenses
Occasionally, your client can reimburse you for expenses you incur to attend a worksite which isn’t your normal worksite for a specific purpose.  These costs will benefit from tax relief via your payroll and cover all associated travel and subsistence costs.

Reimbursement of mobile workers expenses
If travelling is an integral part of your role, and you are reimbursed your travel costs by your client, then these costs will benefit from tax relief via your payroll and cover all relevant travel and subsistence costs, for instance, if you are a community care nurse or a plumber.

Updated on 31st July 2020

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