Simplified Expenses – Working From Home

Some items to bear in mind when tracking expenses for working from home in the UK. Views and thoughts from our network.

Steve J Bicknell

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Most people working from home were claiming the £4 per week allowance based on HMRC guidance, but this has now been updated.

You can now calculate your allowable expenses using a flat rate based on the hours you work from home each month.

This means you don’t have to work out the proportion of personal and business use for your home, eg how much of your utility bills are for business.

The flat rate doesn’t include telephone or internet expenses. You can claim the business proportion of these bills by working out the actual costs.

You can only use simplified expenses if you work for 25 hours or more a month from home.

Hours of business use per month Flat rate per month
25 to 50 £10
51 to 100 £18
101 and more £26

Example

You worked 40 hours from home for 10 months, but worked 60 hours during…

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