I've recently joined Giant after many years with Parasol. One aspect of Giant's expenses policy that truly puzzles me is that, if staying away from home to fulfill a contract, an expenses claim for the B&B/hotel can be made (up to quite a generous limit) BUT a claim for an associated evening meal CANNOT! Instead, there is a £10 'two-meals' per day allowance (unreceipted) that may be claimed (covering both lunch and a late meal).
At face value, this is inconsistent with HMRC's own policy on evening meal claims, which allows for 'reasonable costs' to be claimed. (And indeed, Parasol for example allows it.) Furthermore, that £10 per day allowance seems to be directed more for those who travel to work from home then back again at the end of the day.
So, what's going on here? Giant simply tells me that that's their policy and that's the end of it. I don't think it's right. What do others think? Anyone else faced this issue when working through Giant?