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We really could write a book! Believe it or not, this article is about subsistence allowances.

And yes, we were once sent a business claim for an out of town visit which included toothpaste, cotton wool and dental floss… All bought in South Africa before the trip…..

Hence our response, “You were going to brush your teeth, anyway”.

He was quite taken aback.

We assumed he thought incidental meant something to do with teeth....

Discussing this with some business associates, they trumped this story with the guy whose dog became extremely stressed when his master travelled and the company was asked to pay for dog psychology treatments.

Over the years we have looked at how other companies manage out of country/out of town expenses.

Some give a baseline - you can’t spend more than x and you need to validate all your expenses.

Others give a value, often in line with revenue service guidelines, and no slips are necessary.

The question is whether travelling should be income producing for the travelle…