John's £180 Uniform Tax Refund Story


John Parmley, 34, has been working at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth for three years and recently enjoyed a small windfall of his own that didn’t involve taking a flutter on the horses.

The maintenance officer received a cheque for over £180 in the post after applying for a Uniform Tax Rebate with us and will soon see his tax code adjusted, providing him with a little extra in his pay packet each month too.

Working within the racing and events team, John’s job takes him outdoors all year round to complete all kinds of jobs, which is exactly why he enjoys his role.

However, being a Jack-of-all-trades and coming up against whatever the weather throws at him does mean that John needs to keep on top of his laundry. His T-shirts, trousers, fleece, bodywarmer and work boots always need to be prepped, preened and polished ready for his usual Monday to Friday working hours, plus additional weekend shifts he works for special events like the recent Ladies’ Day.

The Newcastle resident has his partner Wendy Hepworth to thank for the money on its way, as she kindly filled in the initial enquiry forms on his behalf having used the site to claim her own uniform tax rebate several years ago.

The couple are planning to put the extra money towards some family outings when relatives from Germany visit later this month and we’re certain John will be buying Wendy something out of his Uniform Tax Rebate cheque.

Speaking about the unexpected rebate, John said: “Every little helps and this helps me a little, so I’m really pleased!’

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