Working from home - tax relief

I'm confused about what tax relief is available when working from home. I have always had the option to work from home occasionally but have now been working from home permanently since mid-March. It is looking highly likely that I will remain working from home full time for the foreseeable future (possibly into 2021) and then moving on it is likely I will work from home a couple of days a week and then go into work a couple of days a week.
I have completed the short survey on the government website which indicates I am eligible to claim, however, elsewhere it indicates you are only eligible to claim if you do not have an office available to work in, which technically I do and will have at least part time moving forward. It also suggests you cannot claim for broadband and usual home bills etc, so what exactly can I claim for? 
Also, I am using my own equipment to work from home and though i did not purchase it specifically for this (i did however purchase a desk and chair) the wear on the equipment concerns me that i may need to invest in a new laptop every year or so as it has constant daily use. 
It's very confusing, any advice appreciated.


  • dcfc67
    dcfc67 Posts: 399 Forumite
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    Have you spoken to your employer, they should be providing you with the laptop, desk and chair.
    if they cannot provide you with a safe working environment then home working is the only safe option so they need to provide you with the resources to carry out your job.
    If this isn;t possible and you cannot return to work they could possibly make you redundant.

    In regards to tax relief i believe you need to fill in a P87 form on the HMRC website.

    My employer has provided those who are at risk mainly (BAME) or those shielding with a laptop, headset and desk/chair if required 
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