I found this article on the Money saving expert website, Boost Your Income: 60+ ways to bring in extra cash... and thought I was on to a winner as I meet all the requirements. It refers to employees who have to wash thier own uniform at thier own expense can claim the tax back on it for the previous 6 years. I sent a letter off to HM Revenue and Customs and within a couple of weeks got my response. It said that my employer (MOD) have informed them that they provide washing services for my uniform so I don't qualify. Does anybody currently serving in the army in the UK have a washing service in place within their unit that will wash their uniform for free?