The rules on what workers can claim for travel and subsistence are set to change. The idea is to stop certain workers getting tax relief in circumstances where everyone else doesn't. Ucatt, a construction union, reckons this will cause hardship for construction workers where all the benefit of these abuses is currently going to employers.
HMRC has wrong numbers on tax change impact says Ucatt The government has been given duff numbers about how much its tax reforms are going to cost construction workers. That is according to construction union Ucatt, which says a policy document produced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) puts the cost of the policy change at a modest £360 per year per person. In fact, Ucatt says, it will be more than £3,000 a year.