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Remote Working: Tax Allowances

Question for Treasury

UIN 69680, tabled on 24 October 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the weekly tax relief of £6 per week for people working from home to mitigate increased gas and electricity costs and other increases to the cost of living.

Answered on

27 October 2022

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 aspects 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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