I realise the implications of Gemma Daniels case and the expenses that can potentially be claimed. However, my questions is regarding the nature of trade classification and the travel expenses. Would really appreciate if somebode can give a bit of guidance please.
1. Client, very understadably, is uncomfortable with entering the naturs of trade as either of "lap dancer, pole dancer, exotic dancer, stripper, etc etc. Can I enter this as an "entertainer". I been told that cannot use the classification "entertainer" in this instance.
2. Client, she, during a lot of the evenings finishes work 4-5am. It is may be uncomfortable or somewhat unsafe for a young girl/lady to travel on her own to a bus stop/train station this early morning. Would HMRC allow for travel/cab expenses on this ground. I realise in Gemma Daniels case judge disallowed travel expenses. However, I am aware that when a female works for a firm e.g. in the city and if she works beyond 9pm, then a lot of the firms pay for the taxi and the firm claims this as an allowabel expenses. Could a club dancer claim travel on the similar basis. I realise getting to club/work place early evening would not be allowed as an expense.
Would appreciate a reply.