Having a Christmas Party? What you're legally entitled to claim for


With Christmas day only four weeks away (as we post this) you're likely to be having a works Christmas party imminently. So what are the rules on businesses providing staff entertainment?

In a nutshell, if you are providing a staff Christmas party, and the event is open to ALL staff and it costs less than £150 per head, then it is exempt from benefit charges. However, if you have multiple events, or only certain members of staff are invited then the amounts may need to be recorded on the employee’s P11D. 

You can contact rachel@janmcdemott.co.uk or call Rachel on 0845 9000 691 if you would like any advice on this matter. 

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We hope you enjoy the festivities and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.
Useful link: Specific deductions: entertainment: exceptions: entertainment of employees