Remote Working: Coronavirus:Written question - 33581

Q
(Cambridge)
Asked on: 23 March 2020
Treasury
Remote Working: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether workers who have been advised to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak are eligible to claim tax relief for (a) heating and lighting the room they work in and (b) the cost of business telephone calls.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 27 March 2020

Employees who have been advised to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak are eligible to claim tax relief for heating and lighting the room that they work in, and for the costs of business telephone calls. They can claim a fixed amount of £4 per week up to 5 April 2020, then £6 per week thereafter. This increase was announced at Budget. Alternatively, employees can claim relief on the actual amounts incurred, subject to being able to provide evidence, such as phone bills.

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