Tax Rebate Paves The Way For Prescribers’ Half Term Holiday


Tax rebate paves the way for Prescribers’ half term holiday

Last October NHS Prescriber Samantha Gustard, 43, headed off on a half term break with her family having found herself with more reasons than most to celebrate. It was her son Jack’s fifth birthday, she’d just finished her Independent Prescribing course at Northumbria University and putting the icing on the cake was the surprise £447.46 tax rebate she used to fund the trip.

Mrs Gustard worked in aesthetics in the private sector for four and a half years before she saw a flyer on the RCN Facebook page advising her that she could claim for the laundering of her uniform, as well as the cost of her professional memberships and training.

She decided to investigate further and found the Healthcare Worker Tax Rebate where she requested a form to submit a claim. Along with her tunic, which Mrs Gustard puts in a separate cycle to the family wash, the nurse was able to claim for RCN and NMC membership and professional indemnity insurance.

Confirmation that she qualified for a rebate came almost straight away and in just six weeks after her initial enquiry she received a cheque in the post, so she decided to treat the family to a short break.

The £447.46 was well spent on a stress busting half term get away with husband Henry, teenage daughter Olivia, birthday boy Jack and the family’s Patterdale Terrier, Holly. They stayed in a dog-friendly hotel in Settle, North Yorkshire and enjoyed lots of walks and pub meals.

On her return, Mrs Gustard started her new job in the NHS as a qualified prescriber and thanks to her claim, she was able to take up her new post with the correct tax code in place.

As Mrs Gustard’s husband is a police officer the couple are now investigating whether they could be due another tax windfall through our Uniform Tax Rebate sister site.