The Parochial Expenses of the Clergy

The booklet The parochial expenses of the clergy- A guide to their reimbursement  gives guideance to parochial clergy and PCC treasurers about the reimbursement of expenses. The latest edition is dated 2006, but there have been some minor amendments made to the booklet to reflect, for example, name and address changes (e.g. to reflect the change of the name of the Inland Revenue to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs).(latest change made 25 June 2013)

If clergy do not claim all their expenses, or their expenses are not fully reimbursed, they are receiving less than their full stipend. PCCs should be committed to reimbursing clergy expenses in full.

The parochial expenses of the clergy- A guide to their reimbursement  booklet   is available by clicking on the links in the Resources box. One link gives the full text, others give access to different sections of the booklet. There is a separate link to the suggested claim form.

There is also a link to a guidance note about mileage rates which covers the implications for clergy if rates are used greater than those allowed tax-free by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and also the tax rules for additional rates for passengers.

For more information regarding the booklet or the guidance note, please email jim.smith@churchofengland.org