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Accommodation for an employee

How do I calculate the benefit in kind

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My client lives in very large country house and employs a family of three who act as housekeeper, general handyman, gardener, security and cleaner all of whom live in staff accommodation which is attached to the house.

There are no seperate meters for gas/electric water etc to the staff  rooms,  they pay nothing towards any of the enormous household running costs but they do pay for their own food. The house is stuffed full of antiques and furniture.

I am happy calculating the BIK in normal circumstances but using the same criteria with this gives a massive BIK for each employee.

Any ways to mitigate this other than charging a rent to the employees?

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By WhichTyler
16th Feb 2020 10:48

Is there any mileage in this?

https://www.gov.uk/expenses-and-benefits-accommodation/whats-exempt

Accommodation at the place of work is exempt if:

your employees can’t do their work properly without it, for example agricultural workers living on farms
an employer is usually expected to provide accommodation for people doing that type of work (for example a manager living above a pub, or a vicar looking after a parish)

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