Based on the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) report in January, the government has launched a review into the rules underlying the taxation of travel and subsistence expenses. They believe that the current rules do not reflect the changes in working practices and the way that the workforce operates, including the growth of the temporary labour market. Their intention is to create a new set of rules that will work with current working practices.
The first stage of the consultation is expected to last between July 2014 and October 2014 during which time government will seek to improve its understanding of the commercial realities of travel and subsistence payments and draft a framework for the new rules.
The government is welcoming comment on the first stage of the review. If you would like us to help you with your representation or have any questions about the consultation, please contact Lawspeed on 01273 236236 or email email@example.com.
The government plans to report on this first stage at the Autumn Statement 2014. The second stage of the consultation will follow from winter 2014 until spring 2015.