I await someone telling me where the flaw is in my reasoning (it was a bit of a eureka moment for me: but someone-else must have thought of this before me).
Here’s my logic:
As CFAVs, we are not classed as employees, but the renumeration/VA/MTDs we are allowed to claim is taxed in exactly the same way as any secondary employment (usually B000R full basic rate, for those who already have a main income).
HMRC have a well-established system of income tax allowances and rebates for individuals who have to pay for their own workwear and/or PPE etc
Even if it were just in the context of No3 MTP combat clothing/boots/waterproofs etc (so: Safe Systems of Work/RAMS-relevance)…why on earth would CFAVs not
be able to claim tax relief on this?
I am being entirely serious.
Crown servants (effectively, for all practical purposes) serving in Her Majesty’s Cadet Forces, being taxed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, and NOT being issued with the specified compulsory clothing & personal protective equipment by Her Majesty; but: being required to personally-purchase such items.
The reason we could not claim tax relief on this would be…precisely what?
In your own time, at the target ahead, carry-on.