Remote Working: Tax Allowances

Treasury written question – answered at on 20 September 2022.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to increase the maximum tax relief claim for job expenses for working from home, in the context of rising gas and electricity costs.

Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Eligible employees can claim tax relief on the allowance of £6 per week without the need to provide evidence of expenditure. The amount was increased from £4 per week in April 2020.

As with all aspect of the tax system, the Government keeps tax reliefs under review and any decisions on future changes will be taken in the context of the wider public finances.

Employees who are eligible for tax relief for working from home can claim relief on the actual amount of additional household costs, providing they can provide evidence of the increased amount.

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