The regulations regarding expense claims for contractors working under umbrella companies have changed significantly over the past few years.
Prior to submitting a claim for expenses, Sterling will need to verify that your assignment allows you to claim for expenses, and the type of expenses that you are able to make. In order to do this you are required to complete an SDC (supervision, direction & control) check.
Expenses should be ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of your duties’, and should be submitted alongside legitimate VAT receipts. Should you pass SDC checks, then you will be eligible to claim back work-related expenses.