Can we pay our workers the £2pw "working from home" allowance?

Increasingly we are asking our workers to take phone calls at home and/or log-in to our central servers to check on emails etc. as we gradually introduce more flexible working arrangements. We are considering paying everyone a flat £2pw allowance for the work they do from home. Is this likely to cause any issues with the tax office (ie. HMRC wishing to tax the allowance and/or requiring evidence from employees of time spent working from home) or is this a generally accepted allowance?

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It's peanuts

George Attazder |
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£3 per week

pjclar02 |

Are we talking full time working from home or only a bit?

frustratedwithhmrc |
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Pedantic

Dave Collier |

HMRC Pedantry

frustratedwithhmrc |
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It's not about the tax!

Dave Collier |

Compensation

Roland195 |

No.

Dave Collier |

£3 per week

pauljohnston |

Ongoing arrangement

cfield |
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P11Ds

cfield |
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Regular?

Democratus |
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The link is here

HudsonCo |

New guidance?

cfield |
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HMRC's rules syndrome

George Attazder |
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Helpful

Dave Collier |

How to print?

Dave Collier |

Workers not paid by employer for use of home

chancewind |

P11D and £3 pw for homeworking

yorky164 |

No costs needed

petersaxton |
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The last two posts...

George Attazder |
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HMRC agrees with me

petersaxton |
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if employer does not pay

chancewind |

seems an awful lot energy has got into something that is worth

justsotax |