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Started by bossab2 on Sep 25, 2020 8:33:22 AM
Working from Home: Heating Bills

This winter could get expensive...

( Aside: Lockdown started in early Spring. From mid March to the end of May 2020 there was a prolonged period of dry, sunny and generally warm weather)

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Agaliarept - 25 Sep 2020 10:06:02 (#1 of 18)

Put a jumper on.

Rendered - 25 Sep 2020 10:08:55 (#2 of 18)

Stop grumbling.

InternationalVicar - 25 Sep 2020 10:09:03 (#3 of 18)

Divide annual heating bill by number of rooms in house.

Submit to employer.

Enjoy the momentary warming glow from your burning P45.

Dubris - 25 Sep 2020 10:36:16 (#4 of 18)

I'm sure I've seen an advert on social media for something like an exercise bike that you pedal away on at your desk. Burn calories and keep warm! Just remember not to be suspiciously out of breath during video calls.

Agaliarept - 25 Sep 2020 10:36:18 (#5 of 18)

Actually though, Martin Lewis wrote an article explaining how everyone who works from home, regardless of how many days per week is entitled to a tax reduction.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/claim-money-tax-work-home-18426462

That should cover some heat cost at least.

FleurDuMal - 25 Sep 2020 10:37:42 (#6 of 18)

Stop grumbling.

This.

airynothing - 25 Sep 2020 10:38:51 (#7 of 18)

#2, #6 You guys are new here, right?

Verdigris - 25 Sep 2020 10:43:35 (#8 of 18)

You'd have thought that somebody who claims to have been WFHing since the dawn of the internet would have got this sussed by now.

Yersinia - 25 Sep 2020 10:49:34 (#9 of 18)

BBC did an article about this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52982988

JohnIlly - 25 Sep 2020 10:54:33 (#10 of 18)

Think of all the money you save on buying sandwiches and travelling.

Gingerbread - 25 Sep 2020 11:30:42 (#11 of 18)

You can claim £6 a week as the accepted default. More if you can be faffed with working out the actual cost and providing evidence.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Sep 2020 11:48:22 (#12 of 18)

It's only tax relief on the £6 you gain, though - £1.20 or £2.40 a week depending on your code.

dottie30 - 25 Sep 2020 11:53:05 (#13 of 18)

If you have a room entirely dedicated to work; you might be able to claim more if you did the whole square footage thing. But frankly, no-one bothers as it's too much of a bloody annoyance.

bossab2 - 25 Sep 2020 20:37:08 (#14 of 18)

I predict on our Teams meetings people will turn from complaining about the heat...

To scarves and fleecies.

JennyRad - 25 Sep 2020 20:38:19 (#15 of 18)

Gosh, how terrible and how absolutely unexpected.

bossab2 - 25 Sep 2020 20:40:33 (#16 of 18)

I might start asking when we can go back to work...

Sabacious - 25 Sep 2020 20:40:51 (#17 of 18)

I've changed the thermostat settings to stay warm in the daytime and spent nearly 2 minutes filling in the online P87 to claim my £312 extra costs. I mots definitely could not be arsed to argue for more than the flat rate, but it'll pay for a couple of pints.

Snarlygog - 26 Sep 2020 15:27:13 (#18 of 18)

Invest in a house hat.

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