Employment intermediaries consultation on workers’ travel

News: September 2015

Employment intermediaries consultation on workers’ travel

The government is also proposing to remove tax relief for ordinary commuting (in general, home-to-work travel) for workers who are:

  • supplying personal services
  • engaged through an employment intermediary (including PSCs); and
  • subject to (or to the right of) the supervision, direction or control of any person

The effect of this will be that individuals whose relationship with their engager is such that they look and act like employees cannot claim relief on the everyday cost of travelling to work, when employed through an intermediary.

This is intended to ensure a level playing field for access to tax relief for travel and subsistence and, if enacted, will take effect from 6 April 2016.

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