The Parochial Expenses of the Clergy

The booklet The parochial expenses of the clergy- A guide to their reimbursement  gives guidance to parochial clergy and PCC treasurers about the reimbursement of expenses. The booklet is continually updated as necessary. The latest change was made on 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 pavlina.wilkin@churchofengland.org