Claiming Expenses

What expenses can you claim?

Working out what expenses you can and can’t claim can be complex. That’s why at First Umbrella, we have a simple to follow expenses policy to help you claim all the expenses you’re entitled to and stay within in HMRC’s rules.

We’ll review every expense claim to ensure that you’re fully reimbursed for any allowable costs, tax and NICs free.

The general rule for expenses to be allowable is that they must be incurred ‘’wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of your employment duties’’. This means you’ll be entitled to claim for many of the expenses that you incur as a direct consequence of working on an assignment.

Here’s just some of the expenses you may be entitled to claim:

  • Site to site business mileage
  • Work-related Training
  • Relocation expenses

This is not a complete list.

When you join as a First Umbrella employee, you’ll receive access to our exclusive employee knowledge base outlining every expense you’re entitled to claim.

You also get access to a host of useful resources to help you make the most of your contracting career!

Claiming expenses

As a First Umbrella employee, submitting your expenses is quick-and-easy. Simply submit a picture of your receipts via the First Umbrella employee portal from your smartphone, tablet or PC, 24/7. The team process multiple expense claims and payrolls on a daily basis.

If you have any question about any expenses, our team of dedicated employee support managers are here to help on 0207 148 1583.


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