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  • Travel and accommodation expenses

    I am a Civil Servant who is due to go on loan to another department, my home department is still my contracted department. My permanent place of work and home are within 10 miles of each other, but the office for the department I am on loan to is 400 miles away. I will be paying for accommodation near the place of work I am on loan to for the 7 months as the department will not cover this and will be relocating there temporarily whilst keeping my current property as my primary residence . My questions are: Will the costs of accommodation be an allowable expense for the period of the loan? Will the cost of meals be an allowable expense in line with claim limits ? Will the initial travel to relocate down then back up be claimable?