It’s estimated that 430,000 contractors will be affected by the new rules!
Under the new rules certain groups of workers will no longer be able to claim tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses, specifically:
- Those employed via umbrella companies (employment intermediaries).
- If you personally provide services to another person.
- The draft legislation confirms that limited company contractors are not affected by this new restriction, except for any contract work they carry out which is caught by the IR35 rules.
We expect that the new rules will prevent claims for routine travel but allow exceptional travel. For example say you normally work in London that would be excluded but they you have to go to a meeting in Birmingham, that trip should be allowed.