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Posted Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:59:38 GMT by Carmenip
My work pay for my travelling expenses and meal (breakfast or lunch up to £10.00) as subsistence when I required to work away from my base. I sometime buy a packet of crips or a bar of chocolate in the morning when I passby a shop nearby and keep it for lunch then at lunch time I buy a sandwich from a local shop, the total of the two purchases are under £10, but my work do not pay for the crips or chocolate bar as these do not constitutes as a meal. Can you please advise what constitutes as a meal? What about the “meal deal” it contains sandwich, packet of crip or chocolate bar and a fizzy drink? Many thanks
Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2024 11:12:42 GMT by HMRC Admin 21
Hi Carmenip,
You can only claim for an evening meal when you work away from home. Relief is not due for the purchase of lunch or snacks as you still need to eat whether you are at home or or not.
Thank you.

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