Sophie's £65 Uniform Tax Refund Story


When supermarket assistant Sophie House received a £65 cheque from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs through Uniform Tax Rebate she decided to put the money towards her future – she bought books for her college studies which will hopefully take her to university to study to become a nurse.

In the meantime, Sophie, 22, from Hampshire, is working part-time for Waitrose.

“I’d started college and I wanted some part-time work so I applied online to the John Lewis partnership and got a job at Waitrose,” says Sophie. “They were very helpful and gave me information about what benefits I could obtain, including tax allowances I could apply for.

“As I have to wear uniform I can claim for laundry expenses.  In my job comfy shoes are a must, but because I do deliveries – and we’ve had some terrible storms down here on the South coast – my winter fleece-lined coat and high-visibility jacket are essential.”

Sophie was delighted with her tax rebate – and the extra she is getting through her adjusted tax code.

“I’ve told my colleagues and friends about Uniform Tax Rebate and encouraged them to apply,” she says. “The form was easy to fill out, with simple questions and good help for any queries. Having seen the section on healthcare sector rebates, I’ve also told my friends in the NHS about what they can claim too.”

Sophie’s ambition is to become a midwife. She adds: “It’s an exciting and a nerve-wracking time for me at the moment but the rewards of a career in midwifery will be amazing. It’s a really rewarding profession, helping with such a dramatic change in a family’s life.”

We wish Sophie all the best for her future career. She will be able to claim for a variety of tax rebates as a nurse, including union and professional body fees and uniform laundry allowances through our Healthcare Worker Tax Rebate site.