Ladies, Gents and MDN, some good news on the allowances front. Incidental Expenditure (IE). The 3 minute phone call, newspaper and laundry allowance. From 1 May it is a flat rate and not receipted actuals. Good news if overseas, Â£10 per day! Day Subsistance (DS). From 1 May it can be aggregated, ie, if the rate is Â£22, you could spend Â£10 on day and Â£34 the next and still claim the lot. Still need receipts though. The only not so good change is that you can only get an advance of 90% of the expected expenditure instead of the previous 100%. Personally, I cannot see this as a major problem because DS is actuals, it is rare for someone to actually need it all. Most take less of an advance to prevent having to pay it back afterwards. All this (and more) will be in JSP 752 version 7 at a RAO near you soon.