Annex 14: Subsistence allowances

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Schedule of recommended allowances



Night allowances: first 30 nights

Actual receipted cost of bed and breakfast up to a maximum of £55 (subject to the provisions of paragraph 18.3 if this is exceeded for genuine business reasons).

Meals allowance


Per 24 hour period: £20.00

Night allowances in non-commercial accommodation

Per 24 hour period: £25.00

Night allowances: after first 30 nights


Maximum amount payable: £35.00


Day meals subsistence allowances



Lunch allowance (more than five hours away from base, including the lunchtime period between 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm) £5.00

Evening meal allowance (more than ten hours away from base and return after 7:00 pm) £15.00

Incidental expenses allowance (this allowance is subject to a tax liability)


Per 24 hour period: £4.20

Late night duties allowance (this allowance is subject to a tax liability)

Per 24 hour period: £3.25 


Pay circular (AforC) 4/2014: amendment number 33

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