Frequently Asked Question

Subsistence (food and drink): what can I claim?
Last Updated 8 years ago

This depends on the type of business you run and your reason for incurring the cost. It is exceptionally difficult to give a straightforward answer without knowledge of the full facts in any case. The cost of meals is often disallowed by HMRC however there are numerous exceptions and these are often but not exclusively, linked to travel. 

Detailed guidance on this topic is available at

See Subsistence in the list here: What expenses can I claim?

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