NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts
Food, shopping, days out and more
Many companies offer special discounts for NHS staff and healthcare workers (and some that emergency services personnel can get too). This guide lists the top deals available and how to get them, including FREE hot drink at Asda, 20% off McDonald's, Toby Carvery and Nando's, 10% back on Asda fresh food, £6 off Iceland, 40% off Getir, free Headspace and lots more.
£5 Blue Light Card gives access to 1,000s of deals for NHS staff, care workers & more
One of the main ways NHS and care workers can get discounts is to sign up for a Blue Light Card, which costs £4.99 for two years' access. You'll need your work ID or a recent payslip to prove you're eligible for the service (it can take up to seven days to be registered).
As well as NHS and care workers, it's also available to other emergency services such as the Fire Service, RNLI, Mountain Rescue, Red Cross and more – see below for the full list.
- MoD Police
- Mountain Rescue
- Red Cross
- Reserve Armed Forces
- Royal Air Force
- Royal Marines
- Royal Navy
- Search and Rescue
- Social Care Workers
- St Andrews Ambulance
- St John Ambulance
- UK Visas and Immigration
- MoD Police
You can also sign up if you're retired NHS staff with a P60 showing an NHS pension.
Blue Light Card says it offers 15,000+ high street and online discounts from large retailers and local businesses, covering fashion, days out, restaurants, holidays and more. You aren't able to see specific deals until after signing up, though we've included some in our list of deals below.
If you think you'll save more than a fiver in two years then it's worth signing up. See Blue Light Card FAQs for full information.
Up to 12% cashback at 80+ retailers for NHS & care workers with the Ode prepaid card
NHS and care workers (plus those working in charity and education) can apply for the Ode prepaid card, which gets up to 12% cashback at over 80 retailers. When we checked, this included Asda 2.5%, M&S and Waitrose 3%, Primark 7%, Boots and John Lewis 5%, and Virgin Experience Days 12% – see a full list of brands and cashback.
You'll get the cashback on top of other offers, so it's good for maxing savings. There's a minimum top up of £5 (with prepaid cards, there's no credit check and you can only spend the amount you add to it). Any earned cashback is automatically added to your balance within seven days in most cases and is available to spend when you next top up.
The card is free for the first year, then a £2.99 annual fee kicks in – so remember to cancel then if you find you're not earning much cashback. It's also important to note that after your card's two years old, if you don't use it for 12 months there's a £5 per month inactivity fee.
Any money you deposit is ring-fenced in a separate bank account, so if there are problems with Ode, the money's safe as the bank or building society where your money's held will still retain your cash for you to get back.
The slight risk comes if the bank or building society goes bust, because your cash is NOT protected in this case.
It's best to think of your prepaid card as one that you'll keep cash on for immediate or short-term spending requirements, rather than as a place to store a load of cash for long periods of time.
Top NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts
This is our list of top deals currently offered to NHS and care worker staff (and some for emergency services too). We've made it clear who's eligible for what, and whether you can get the deal just by showing work ID, or if a Blue Light Card or other sign up is required.
NHS staff discounts tend to beat those offered to all, but sometimes retailers have short-lived promotions available to everyone that will save you more money, so before using an NHS discount, it's worth comparing other offers to make sure you're getting the best deal.
Used an NHS freebie or discount not featured here? Please email to let us know.
0 Current Deals
No minimum spend required. Must be on shift and in uniformUntil 31 December
Until the end of December, emergency service workers can get a totally free cup of tea or coffee at over 330 Asda stores (find your nearest). There's no minimum spend or purchase required, and this deal is valid from opening time until café closing, any day of the week, until Sunday 31 December.
To claim the free drink, Asda says emergency responders need to be on shift and in uniform. They can then help themselves to a free tea or coffee from either Asda Café or the self service Costa or Leon kiosk machines. Then, take the drink to the till and a member of staff will process it free of charge. The offer is for one drink per emergency responder.
The price of a tea or coffee normally costs from £1.25 to £2.90 at Asda Café, and can cost up to £2.25 at a Leon kiosk, and up to £3.70 at a Costa kiosk.
The deal is open to paramedics, police officers and fire fighters and is available all day, every day – including in 24-hour stores. It applies to all sizes of drinks, and also includes alternative milk preferences and any limited edition festive drinks.
NHS and emergency services staff with a Blue Light Card can also get 10% back through the Asda Rewards app.
Aged 60 or over? As part of Asda's 'winter warmers' offers, any over-60s can get a bowl of soup, bread roll and unlimited tea or coffee for £1.See all deals: Asda (9 deals)
Via Blue Light Card code dine-in for up to six people, or takeawayMonday to Sunday
At Pizza Hut restaurants (find your nearest), show a valid Blue Light Card code on any day (excluding bank holidays) and you can get 25% off food. It's valid for both dine-in for up to six people, and in-store ordered takeaway, however it's not available at Pizza Hut Delivery stores.
To get the code, you need to hold a Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see more info), and generate the code from its website or via the app – you can't just show the card. Excludes Buffet, meal deals, kids meals, take away deals, drinks, online takeaway orders, and kids birthday parties. You also can't combine it with any other vouchers or deals. See full Pizza Hut FAQs.
Check our Restaurant deals page for other dining out offers.See all deals: Pizza Hut (4 deals)
Monday to Sunday
You'll be able to use this discount on bank holidays, but not on Christmas Day. You also can't use this discount on the breakfast menu, daytime and evening value menus, Premier Inn Meal Deal, or 'key date menus' (such as the Valentine's Day menu).
See our Restaurant deals and vouchers page for other dining out deals.See all deals: Beefeater (4 deals)
Sunday to Thursday from 12pm
At most Bella Italia restaurants, customers who show a valid Blue Light Card code from 12pm Sunday to Thursday will get 25% off food.It's only valid on the total bill for tables of up to six. It can't be used with any other offers, vouchers, or set menus.It's valid at all Bella Italia restaurants, except Center Parcs locations.See all deals: Bella Italia (4 deals)
You can't use this 20% off deal alongside other discounts or promotions such as set menus.See all deals: Bills (3 deals)
You can't use this 20% off deal alongside other discounts or promotions, or with drinks, takeaway, kids' meals, set menus, buffets or delivery. It also isn't valid on bank holidays.See all deals: Toby Carvery (2 deals)
Sunday to Friday
At most Yo! Sushi restaurants, customers who show a valid Blue Light Card code from Monday to Friday or on Sundays will get 20% off food, valid on dine-in or click & collect. It's also valid on takeaway orders from 'YO! To Go' at Bath Vaults, Manchester Piccadilly Station or YO! Tesco Tooley Street.It's only valid on bills up to the value of £100. It excludes drinks, delivery orders, and it can't be used with any other offers.It's valid at all Yo! Sushi restaurants except Heathrow T2 and T3, and Luton Airport.See all deals: Yo! Sushi (3 deals)
Sunday to Thursday
The offer isn't valid on Fridays, Saturdays, bank holidays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and from 1 December to 1 January. It also can't be used at Bluewater, London Park Street, London Westfield, Scarborough, and Wells, or at The O2 and Cardiff on match/event days. See FAQs.See all deals: Ask Italian (3 deals)
Valid once a week
If you work for the NHS, you can get 20% off the entire menu at McDonald's once a week when ordering via the app. McDonald's told us it plans to keep this offer indefinitely, however the T&Cs state it will end on Sunday 31 December.
You'll need to download the free McDonald's app (iOS/Android) and register for an account using your NHS email address. Once you've done this, you'll then be able to select the 20% discount offer within the deals section of the app.
12 branches are excluded from the NHS offer – see McDonald's T&Cs for the full list.See all deals: McDonald's (4 deals)
Maximum £4 discount on orders up to £20 when dining in or walk-in collections onlyDine-in and collection
If you work for the NHS, police, fire or ambulance service you can get 20% off food and drink orders up to £20 at Nando's (find your nearest).
If you're dining in, you'll just need to show a valid photocard ID when you order and you can use the discount once per day. If you're with a group and want to give others the discount too, you'll need to put everyone's meals on the same order, but remember the 20% off only works up to £20 – any orders over £20 won't get the maximum £4 discount.
If you don't fancy dining in, you can get the 20% off if you order for collection, too – Peri nice! NHS staff can do this online when you register at Nando's and then apply the discount when you order. You'll need to verify your NHS email address every six months. Those working for the emergency services can only get the offer on walk-in collections, and can't currently order online for collection
Check out our cheapy Nando's tips & hacks before you go.See all deals: Nando's (2 deals)
Monday before 7pm to Saturday all day
NHS staff can get 20% off their food bill at Frankie & Benny's (find your nearest) when dining in. Simply purchase at least two meals from the main, vegan, or gluten-free menus, and show a valid ID card.
One ID card can be used for up to a group of six people, and the offer's available every day of the week except Sundays, and it's not valid from 7pm until closing on Mondays to Fridays. There are also some excluded locations and menu items – see 'More info' below.
Browse our Restaurant deals and vouchers for more ways to save on a meal out.
See all deals: Frankie & Benny's (2 deals)
The offer excludes breakfast, lunch, kids', kids' gluten-free, and drinks menus, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. You can't use it on 'Celebration days', including for example: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and bank holidays.
The offer isn't valid at Frankie & Benny’s restaurants in airport locations, or on event days at the following restaurants: Wembley Designer Outlet, Greenwich The O2, Argyll Street, Sheffield Meadowhall, Oxford, and Sheffield.
Show work ID at the till, or get a special code for the kioskMonday to Sunday
NHS and emergency services staff can get 15% off at Leon (find your nearest) when showing their work ID at the till. If you'd like to order via a kiosk, ask staff for the special code.
You can't use it with any other discount, kids' meals, or meal deals. See full T&Cs.See all deals: Leon (2 deals)
Monday to Sunday
To get the discount, show your valid work ID card before paying. Alternatively, Tim Hortons says you can show a Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see more info).
You can't use this 10% off deal alongside other discounts.See all deals: Tim Hortons (1 deal)
The offer's valid every day of the week and covers your whole group. It can't be used to purchase Starbucks gift cards. A Blue Light Card costs £4.99 for two years – see more info.See all deals: Starbucks (7 deals)
If you've a Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see more info), you can get 10% off at KFC when you link the card with the KFC app and generate a code – you can't just show your Blue Light Card at the restaurant.
Open the KFC app, tap 'More' followed by 'Discounts' – you'll need to sign in or create an account. Once signed in, tap 'Apply Blue Light Card discount' and enter your Blue Light Card number and surname. You'll then find a QR code in the 'Rewards' section of the KFC app which you can scan at the restaurant counter.See all deals: KFC (1 deal)
If you've a Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see more info), you can get 10% off your total bill in-store at Krispy Kreme. Show your Blue Light Card in a Krispy Kreme store, or generate a code to use online from the Blue Light Card website or app.
The discount isn't available on items from a Krispy Kreme cabinet in third-party stores such as Tesco and service stations. It's also not valid with other offers (eg, Community Heroes, Wondoughful Wednesdays, Buy One Get One Free offers, or other offers), gift card purchases, online orders, or delivery orders via Deliveroo, Just Eat, Uber Eats, or Go Puff.See all deals: Krispy Kreme (3 deals)
With a Blue Light Card. Valid at Starbucks and KFCValid at service station eateries
Welcome Break service stations (find your nearest) are offering emergency services and NHS workers with a Blue Light Card 10% off Starbucks (including 'Drive-Thru') and KFC. The previous 20% discount valid at other retailers does not seem to be active, but it's worth checking the Blue Light Card website to see if it comes back.
Simply present your discount card before you pay. See full T&Cs. It's worth noting that both Starbucks and KFC offer 10% off at non-Welcome Break locations, so you don't have to go out of your way to visit Welcome Break to get this discount.
If you have a Blue Light Card (see our full Blue Light Card info), don't just assume it'll give you the best discounts – always compare offers to check you're getting the best deal.
The discount is not available on purchases made at Waitrose, WHSmith, Greggs and any Welcome Break Hotel.
On fresh foods only. Link a Blue Light Card to Asda Rewards appIn-store only
NHS and emergency services staff can link their Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see full info) to the free Asda Rewards app to get 10% back each time on 'fresh food' purchases in-store (see 'More info' for exclusions) when scanning the app at the checkout. The amount will go into your Asda Rewards 'cashpot' which you can use to get a discount on a future shop in-store or online, so it's not an on-the-spot discount.
Asda says it considers 'fresh food' (and therefore included in the offer) to be all fresh meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, food-to-go, ready meals, chilled and dairy, bakery, and – bizarrely – flowers.
How it works
- Download/sign in to the Asda Rewards app, select 'More' then 'Memberships'. You can then link your Blue Light Card – once you've filled in the info, Asda says verification will take seconds.
- Shop as normal in-store (find your nearest, not valid online) and then scan your Asda Rewards app at the checkout – you'll receive 10% of the amount of your eligible shopping into your cashpot in the app.
- To claim money in your cashpot against the cost of a future shop you'll need to exchange it for an in-app voucher within six months (vouchers are then valid for three months).
See all deals: Asda (9 deals)
You can't use the discount online, on George/George.com, Frozen, Non-Fresh Food items, health and beauty, baby, household including pet and laundry, George Home, Homeware and outdoor, entertainment and toys, Asda Tyres, Fuel, all alcohol, Tobacco, Lottery products, Gift Vouchers & Cards, Infant/Formula Milk, Cash-back, Fireworks, Online Games & Instant Tickets, Photo Printing, Saver Stamps, Postage Stamps, ‘Top-Up’ Mobile Phone Cards, any other online Financial Services and Insurances, Pharmacy, café & separate concessions and all items within the Just Essentials by Asda and Smart Price ranges.
Sign up with work email and use code in the Getir appFor Getir newbies only
If you work for the NHS and you're new to speedy grocery delivery service Getir, you can use a code for 40% off when spending £30 or more on your first order via its app. There's a maximum discount of £16, so you'll make a saving on spends up to £40.
To use the offer, sign up to Getir with your NHS email address and add the code 40NHS to the 'Promotions' section of the Getir app (Android/iOS). Then, when you've chosen your order, tap 'Select promotion' at the checkout and pick the NHS offer to apply it to your basket.
You can only use the code once and it can't be combined with any other code. The minimum spend excludes alcohol, tobacco products, cigarettes, gift cards, infant formula and medicines.
Getir delivers to selected areas of London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton.
For more ways to save on grocery delivery, see our New-customer delivery offers round-up.
New customers with a Blue Light Card. Or £3 off £60 for existing customersOnline only
If you're a new online customer to Iceland* and a Blue Light Card holder, you can get £6 off a £45 or more spend online only.
You'll need to log in to Blue Light Card online to claim a unique discount code, which you can then use at the checkout. This offer will only work once. A Blue Light Card costs £4.99 for two years, so if you're only using it for this offer you'd still save money.
If you're already an Iceland customer, you can still get a discount via your Blue Light Card, however it will be £3 off a £60 spend, so if you're not planning on taking up any other Blue Light Card offers it might not be worth it for you.
Important: If you amend your order, you will lose the code and pay the full amount, as the codes are single use only, so be sure to add everything you need before checking out.
The cost of carrier bags and adding electronic savings to your Bonus Card won't count towards the £45 or £60 spend, and in Scotland, purchases of alcohol don't count towards the minimum spend either. See Iceland's full terms and conditions*.See all deals: Iceland (3 deals)
If you're shopping online at JD Sports, you can get a unique code from Blue Light Card (£4.99 for two years – see more info) that gets 10% off most full-price or discounted items until Sunday 31 December.
If you work for the NHS, sign up for free or log in via this Health Service Discounts link to get a code for 20% off full-price adult shoes and accessories online only at Clarks.
Health Service Discounts says to ensure your code works, you should complete your purchase within the same session and not open multiple tabs or visit another site until you've completed your order. Delivery is £4.95 for orders under £40 or you can collect from a Clarks store for free.
The offer excludes Originals, collaborations, reduced-price items, shoe care, and kids' styles.See all deals: Clarks (1 deal)
It's valid on full-price items only, either online or in stores. Online, you'll need to generate a code to use at the checkout; in stores you can show your Blue Light Card when you pay. You can't use it on sale items, to buy gift cards, or with any other offer or discount. See full T&Cs*.
Check the discount before buying as we've seen New Look change the offer amount on a few occasions (we've seen it go as high as 26% off before, but it could of course go lower as well).
If you have a Blue Light Card (see our full Blue Light Card info), don't just assume it'll give you the best discounts – always compare offers to check you're getting the best deal.See all deals: New Look (1 deal)
It's valid on full-price items only, either online or in stores. Online, you'll need to generate a code to use at the checkout; in stores you can show your Blue Light Card when you pay. See full T&Cs*.
If you have a Blue Light Card (see our full Blue Light Card info), don't just assume it'll give you the best discounts – always compare offers to check you're getting the best deal.See all deals: Schuh (1 deal)
If you're an NHS worker living and working in Scotland, you can get 10% off Stagecoach bus tickets.
Tickets can be used for travel throughout Scotland so you'll be able to use it to get to work, but also for travel when you're not working. It's valid on 7 Day MegaRider, 28 Day MegaRider, Annual MegaRider, Flexi 5 and Flexi 10 bus tickets.
You'll need to register your details via this link first, and then download the Stagecoach app and sign up to get the 10% off.See all deals: Stagecoach (1 deal)
If you work for the NHS, sign up for free to Health Service Discounts and you can get a code for 20% off TransPennine Express advance fares (including first-class). The rail operator has services covering the north of England and Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, York and Newcastle.
To get the deal, sign up/log in at this Health Service Discounts link – you'll then be able to access the TransPennine offer link and code. A maximum of eight discounted tickets can be bought using one code. An advance ticket is for a single journey, so if you want a return you'll need to buy two advance singles.
For more ways to save on train travel, see our Cheap train tickets guide.See all deals: TransPennine Express (1 deal)
New Green Flag members only. Excludes NHS volunteersOngoing
Green Flag is giving NHS workers (excluding volunteers) an extra 10% off new breakdown policies.
To get the discount, call it on 0345 246 2766 and tell it your NHS ID number. You can't get this offer online, though Green Flag says you'll be given its usual online discount (up to 40% off), plus the extra 10% off.
The discount excludes single trip or annual multi-trip European cover, and family cover policies. Green Flag says this offer is ongoing.
See all deals: Motoring (6 deals)
JustPark is a service where you can find and reserve parking spaces at 45,000+ locations – including private driveways, spare offices spaces, commercial car parks etc – and NHS workers can get 10% off.
To get the discount, sign up at JustPark with your NHS email address, then search for a parking space near where you need to be. The discount will be applied automatically.
If you don't have an NHS email address, sign up in the same way and JustPark will send an email which you can reply to with proof that you're a critical care worker – JustPark will then update your account.
There is currently no end date for this offer.See all deals: Motoring (6 deals)
The offer can be combined with discounted online prices, but can't be used with any other offer.
Bear in mind Mr Clutch may not be the cheapest place to get your MOT, even with the discount. Check our Cheap MOTs guide for ways to cut costs.
Sign up online. Must have access to NHS email addressExtended through 2023
Mindfulness and meditation app Headspace is offering free three-month Headspace Plus subscriptions to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email account (see more info for which accounts are included). It's extended this offer until Sunday 31 December 2023.
If you've already signed up previously for a free three months, Headspace says you should be able to sign up again.
See all deals: Headspace (1 deal)
- You'll be asked to choose from three types of role, all of which are eligible for this offer: 'Clinical professionals' (eg, Doctors, Nurses, etc.), 'Non-clinical professionals' (eg, administrative functions), or 'Wellbeing lead' (eg, the person responsible for staff wellbeing).
- You'll need to register using your NHS email account to get the offer.
- Accepted email addresses include: nhs.net, nhs.uk, nhsemployers.org, hscni.net, scot.nhs.uk, doctors.org.uk, and uk.issworld.com.
- For more help and information, see the Headspace help pages.
Sign up via special link with NHS email then download appExtended through 2023
Mental health programme Unmind is giving free access to NHS staff who sign up online with their NHS email account. It's valid until Sunday 31 December.
Access Unmind via the special NHS link, sign up with your NHS work email, answer a few questions to get set up, then download the app to your phone.
Use online code and show ID at first visitOngoing
NHS staff and emergency service workers looking to join a Nuffield Health fitness and wellbeing centre can get 30% off a full individual monthly rolling or 12-month membership – prices vary by location (find your nearest). See 'More info' below for full eligibility criteria. See full Nuffield Health T&Cs.
To sign up online, if you work for the NHS use the code NHS30 in the corporate discount code section at the checkout. For fire service, use the code FIRE30 and for the police service, use the code POLICE30. You'll need to show your work ID on your first visit.
This offer is available to:
NHS: Any person employed full or part-time by the National Health Service.
Police: Any person employed full or part-time as a police officer or special constable or special police constable (SC or SPC), a member of NARPO (retired police officers) or employed by a police station in an admin role.
Fire: Any person employed full or part-time as a Fire Officer or Volunteer Fire Officer or member of NARF (retired fire officer) or employed by a fire station in an admin role.
Blue Light Card holders: Anyone holding a valid Blue Light Card can join in their local centre or by logging in to their Blue Light Card account and searching for Nuffield Health.
With a Blue Light Card. Also gets no joining feeOngoing
If you've a Blue Light Card, Pure Gym (find your nearest) is offering 5% off monthly memberships or 10% off fixed-term memberships, plus no joining fee (normally about £15).
The cost of membership depends on the location, but Pure Gym says monthly memberships start from £15.99 a month.
NHS workers can sign up for free to Health Service Discounts to get a code for 15% off tickets for outdoor adventure activity Go Ape (30+ locations, find your nearest). Tickets normally cost between £20 and £35.
The offer is valid Sunday to Friday, so you can't get 15% off on Saturdays. The code can't be used with any other offers.
Get code via VoucherCodes. Includes Matilda, Wicked & more30+ London shows
If you work for the NHS you can get 10% off big London West End theatre show tickets booked at See Tickets when you get a code via daily deals site VoucherCodes*.
When we checked, the discount could be used for 30+ shows including Matilda, Disney's The Lion King, Wicked, Les Misérables, Mama Mia! and more – see the full list.
To access the offer, sign up to VoucherCodes* using your personal email address. Visit the offer page* and you'll then be able to verify you work for the NHS with your staff email address to get the code.
For other ways to save on shows, see our Cheap theatre tickets guide.See all deals: VoucherCodes (1 deal)
If you're with O2 and planning to refresh your tariff, as the NHS is working with O2 you're eligible for its O2 Open discount* if you apply within 28 days of the start of your O2 Refresh contract with an eligible handset, tablet, hotspot or dongle.
Complete the verification process via the Open portal, and then sign in again to add the discount. See full T&Cs.
Important: Do check that the offer you sign up for is the most suitable, and cheapest offer for you. Don't take O2's word for it that even with the 15% or 25% off it will be the best offer. See our Cheap Mobile Finder to compare deals before you buy.
See all deals: O2 (5 deals)
You can't get the discount with: Pay As You Go, non-O2 Refresh tariffs, sharer plans, business accounts, Sim only deals and contracts not bought directly from O2.
If your airtime agreement includes any other offers or discounts, eg, six months' free airtime, you won’t be eligible for O2 Open. There’s no discount available on Apple Watch airtime plans.
25% off selected airtime plans, or 15% off SIM only or tablet plansOngoing
If you register online at Vodafone* with your NHS email address, you'll receive a code for 25% off selected 12 or 24-month pay monthly phones, SIM only plans, or iPad/tablet plans. You'll also be able to extend the benefit to up to five of your friends and family. See full T&Cs for more information.
Important: Do check that the offer you sign up for is the most suitable, and cheapest offer for you. Don't take Vodafone's word for it that even with the 15% or 25% off it will be the best offer. See our Cheap Mobile Finder to compare deals before you buy.See all deals: Vodafone (2 deals)
Including extra data, 20% off for family, plus priority phone repairOngoing
If you register online at EE* with your NHS email address, or NHS photo ID card, you'll receive a code for 20% off selected 24-month pay monthly phone, SIM or broadband plans. You'll also be able to extend the benefit to up to four of your friends and family.
If you run out of data, this offer also gives you free unlimited data at a reduced speed of 2Mbps so you'll still be able to access the internet, albeit at a slower speed.
If your phone breaks, it also allows priority phone repair, which EE says will take up to seven days instead of the usual up to 14 days to repair. See EE help pages, or full T&Cs for more information.
Important: Do check that the offer you sign up for is the most suitable, and cheapest offer for you – don't take EE's word for it that even with the 20% off it will be the best offer. See our Cheap Mobile Finder to compare deals before you buy.See all deals: EE (1 deal)
Uniform tax refund – reclaim £100s from up to five years of expenses
If you have to wash or repair your uniform yourself, you may be able to claim tax relief, which could be £100s. The standard flat-rate expense allowance for uniform maintenance is £60 – though many working in the NHS are entitled to more. See our FREE uniform tax refund guide for full information on eligibility and how to claim.
But in a nutshell, claim a uniform tax refund, and you'll get back the amount of tax you would otherwise have paid. For example, the flat-rate annual expense for ambulance staff is £185. So a basic-rate taxpayer gets 20% of £185 as a rebate – which is £37. Higher-rate taxpayers will get back £74.
In addition to their standard allowance (£125), nurses and midwives can also claim for shoes, socks and tights.
What’s more, you can reclaim from up to five tax years.
|Ambulance staff on active service
|Nurses, midwives, chiropodists, dental nurses, therapists, healthcare assistants, phlebotomists and radiographers
||£125, plus 12 shoes and 6 tights or stockings (where everyone is required to wear the same colour/style)||£25||£50|
|Plaster room orderlies, hospital porters, ward clerks, sterile supply workers, hospital domestics and hospital catering staff||£125||£25||£50|
|Laboratory staff, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants||£80||£16||£32|
|Uniformed ancillary staff – maintenance workers, grounds staff, drivers, parking attendants and security guards, receptionists and other uniformed staff||£80||£16||£32|
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