Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner paid by the Tax Man
HMRC have set scales rates which can be used to reimburse employees without the need to check or retain employee’s receipts. However, you should always retain the receipts for your own records.The following allowances represent the amounts that you claim from the tax man.
Claim up to £5 if you leave home to travel to your assignment location before 6am and incur a breakfast cost after leaving time.
Daytime Mean Allowance
Claim up to £5 when your’re working more than 5 hours and less than 10 hours or claim up to £10 when your’re working more than 10 hours.
Note: the maximum you can claim for daytime travel is £10.
Evening Meal Allowance
Claim up to £25 when you’re working 15 hours or more and is ongoing after 8pm. The evening meal must be purchased and consumed before your return home.