Expenses: Claiming the cost of work clothes
September 22, 2014
Recently we had queries from contractors regarding the topic of claiming expenses for their work clothes. In general claiming the cost of your work clothes is not permitted, however there are some interesting exceptions…
The exceptions when claiming the cost of your work clothes:
E.g. A waiter who has to wear a dinner jacket is permitted BUT a bank worker with a dress code of a dark suit would not be permitted. Note: Badges/logo’s etc must not be detachable.
Not all required uniform would be allowable. For instance a uniform of smart trousers and a company polo shirt with company name embroidered on it would only include the polo shirt as allowable.
If you’d like further advice on claiming the cost of work clothing or any of the exceptions listed please contact one of our experts on 0203 713 4530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org