Thousands of UK workers have been affected Covid-19, with many of them being required to work from home during the pandemic.

Some people have now returned to the office, while others continue to work from within their own four walls as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Now, MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis has revealed how people can claim a whole year's tax relief for working just one day at home.

So If you have been working from home since April 6, 2020 - even if it was only for one day - you could still claim a three-figure sum from the Government in tax relief.

As has always been the case, people can claim for increased costs due to working from home, including heating and electricity, if your employer requires you to do so.

And  HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) says it will consider claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures if their usual workplace is closed, according to Martin.

In his MoneySavingExpert blog yesterday (October 20), Martin explained that there are two ways to do this.

The first is that your employers can pay you £6 a week extra tax-free. Employers can give you an allowance up to this amount and what they give you is free from tax, so you get it all.

But workers can now claim tax relief on £6 per week. If your employer won't pay expenses for your extra costs due to necessary working from home, but you have them, then you can ask for the amount to be deducted from your taxable income.

HMRC has also revealed that claims in line with the employers' payment will not need to justify that figure, meaning you won't need to keep receipts or prove information in order to claim.

If you believe you have higher increased costs than £6 a week then you can claim more, but you will need evidence of the cost increases.

You will only need to claim once to receive a whole year's tax relief, a gain of £62 a year for basic rate taxpayers or £124 a year at the higher rate.

A spokesperson for HMRC said: “We recognise that the working from home situation is very fluid this year, so we’re accepting claims for the full year’s expenses.

"That includes even if people have only worked from home for some of the year, to avoid needing to contact us if you have to work from home again.”

This month, HMRC set up a dedicated online service through which people can apply for tax relief for the whole 2020/21 period via your tax code.