Travel & Subsistence Schemes

HMRC – A Call for clarity and consistency

The REC has been in contact with HM Treasury to flag a number of on-going taxation concerns for the UK recruitment industry. These include the need for consistent and effective enforcement of rules surrounding travel dispensation schemes and ensuring that personal taxation rules facilitate flexible working patterns that are crucial to employers and workers.

Our latest submission to the Treasury underlines the urgent need for clarity and consistency in the way that taxation rules are applied to the recruitment sector – particularly with regards to travel dispensation schemes. Our overriding aim is to ensure that there is a level playing field for our members to operate in. Despite the on-going squeeze on resources we believe that it is crucial for HMRC to make a step-change in its
enforcement activities.