Last year, we already informed you several times about changes to the meal allowance, the last change being from 1 January 2023. As you have already noticed, the changes are not over and, with effect from 1 June 2023, the meal allowance variables have changed again as follows:
- EUR 7.30 (from EUR 6.80) for the time zone of 5 hours to 12 hours,
- EUR 10.90 (from EUR 10.10) for the time zone of over 12 hours and up to 18 hours,
- EUR 16.40 (from EUR 15.30) for the time zone of over 18 hours.
The stipulated amount of the meal allowance has an impact on the provision of meals to employees as well, and thus the maximum possible employer contribution for meals provided under the Labour Code will also increase to EUR 4.02 (previously EUR 3.74), while the lowest possible value of the meal voucher will increase to EUR 5.48 (previously EUR 5.10).
The financial contribution for meals is the same as the amount the employer contributes to the employees’ meal or to the meal voucher.
The abovementioned meal allowance prices are regulated by a measure which is published in the Collection of Laws.