Business Expenses

lgarside Registered Posts: 122 🎆 🐘 🎆
If we pay a hotel for room hire, equipment, lunch and refreshments for a Client Meeting what is allowable for Tax purposes?

I was going to put the room hire and equipment to a conference nominal and the refreshments/lunch to Client entertaining disallowable?


  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    I think it should all be allowable as part of your promotion.
  • lgarside
    lgarside Registered Posts: 122 🎆 🐘 🎆
    Business Expenses

    Thanks for the reply. So as long as the lunch is provided in conjunction with a meeting it is allowable? I have read on other forums that it's not allowable. Is it a really grey area?!?

    Does that apply to providing sandwiches etc for a staff meeting?

    I thought the only time food could be treated as an allowable expense was when it was open to the whole company not individual teams - is this right?

    Thanks for your help
  • Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn Registered Posts: 196 🎆 🐘 🎆


    I would get the hotel to itemise the bill and only claim for the hire not the food. I'm sure there is a case not that long ago where this is what was finally allowed/agreed by HMRC etc. Sorry haven't time to find it.
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