Expenses and benefits: entertainment

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As an employer covering the costs of your employees providing entertainment for clients, you have certain tax, National Insurance and reporting obligations.

What’s included

Entertainment can involve eating, drinking and other hospitality.

Types of entertainment include:

  • ‘business entertainment’ of clients - eg discussing a particular business project or forming or maintaining a business connection
  • ‘non-business entertainment’ of clients - eg entertaining a business acquaintance for social reasons