Paul's £40 Uniform Tax Refund Story



Process worker’s tax rebate treats little lady to Lightwater Valley trip

Paul Redshaw, 42, from Newcastle, had been working in his role as a Process Worker for Formica Limited in nearby North Shields for over five years before he found out he could claim tax relief on the laundering of his uniform.

Labouring away seven days a week, Paul’s shifts in a laminate factory require him to keep on top of cleaning and ironing for his issued uniform of polo shirt, jersey, trousers and boots, which have a nifty knack of getting dusty.

It was only after his union delivered a group talk on the topic back in June that Paul realised he could claim back money for the upkeep of his work kit. He headed home that evening and found Uniform Tax Rebate online, following the directions on the site to order a form to get the process started straight away. In a matter of weeks he received a cheque through the post for £40.27.

Paul described the process as: “Prompt, efficient, but most of all, simplified extensively” and said as many as 30 other of his colleagues at the factory have gone on to make their own rebate claim.

He chose to put the surprise rebate funds towards a treat for his daughter Libby, ten. Last summer he took her and a school friend on a trip to Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire.Packing a picnic, the trio took on Europe’s longest roller coaster, The Ultimate, which proved a bigger challenge than pursuing his rebate claim. Paul now plans to check that his tax code has been correctly adjusted, so that he can continue to treat Libby to similar little luxuries.

Talking about trip, Paul said: “It seems like a long time ago with all the rain we’ve had recently but our theme park day out was one of the highlights of the summer for Libby. I’m glad my rebate provided that little extra money that meant she could bring a friend along for the rides.”

You could claim too by clicking on the link below and entering your details. It only takes 5 minutes to claim.