How to claim expenses
The regulations that detail what you are allowed to claim are set out in the University Travel and Expenses Policy including a helpful Frequently asked questions section.
We recommend that you read the Travel and Expenses Policy to understand what you can and cannot claim before you incur any expenditure.
Bank details forms
If this is your first claim, or your bank details have changed since a previous claim, please complete a bank details form and submit this with your expenses claim form:
- Staff: Staff bank details form (PDF , 413kb)
- Visitors: Visitors bank details form (PDF , 412kb)
- Students: submit bank details online
- For anyone with an overseas bank account: Visitors Overseas bank account form (PDF , 413kb)
- You will then need to complete either a "Staff travel and expenses form" or a "Visitor and student travel expenses form" which can be found below.
Expenses claim forms
- Staff: Expenses - Form for Staff (MS Excel , 46kb)
- Visitors and Students: Expenses - Form for Visitors and Students (MS Excel , 45kb)
- Casual workers: Digital Expenses claim form
Coding expense claims
- Account: Mandatory and specifies the type of expense (a list of account codes is provided below)
- Analysis: Optional
- Workorder: Mandatory and determines where the expenses will be charged to
- Amount to pay: Enter the full gross amount to pay. The total should match the amount of money the claimant is to be paid. Use www.xe.com to convert all foreign currency to Pound Sterling. You should use the exchange rate that is given on the day you are submitting the claim. If you're submitting an overseas visitors claim specify the currency to be used and fill in the amount to pay using that currency.
- Example form - normal claim (MS Excel , 46kb)
Fully VAT recoverable projects only
This should only be completed where the expenses are charged to a project where they are fully VAT recoverable. The VAT team can assist if needed.
- Use code P1 if VAT is 20% or use P4 (no VAT) and enter the net amount (excluding VAT).
- Use VAT recoverable projects list (MS Excel , 14kb) (updated 28th August 2019) to check if a project is fully VAT recoverable.
- Example form - VAT recoverable claim (MS Excel , 45kb)
Commonly used account codes
Account code, description
- 2101, UK Travel - Air
- 2102, UK Travel - Rail/ Coach/ Bus/ Tram/ Ferries/ Underground
- 2103, UK Travel - Vehicle Hire
- 2104, UK Travel - Fuel
- 2105, UK Travel - Car Mileage
- 2106, UK Travel - Motorcycle / Bicycle
- 2107, UK Travel - Taxis
- 2108, UK Travel - Other
- 2109, Overseas Travel - Air
- 2110, Overseas Travel - Other
- 2111, UK Travel - Hotels / Accommodation
- 2112, UK Travel - Meals and Subsistence
- 2113, Carbon Offsetting
- 2114, Overseas Travel - Rail/ Coach/ Bus/ Tram/ Ferries/ Underground
- 2115, Overseas Travel - Vehicle Hire / Fuel
- 2116, Overseas Travel - Meals and Subsistence
- 2117, Overseas Travel - Taxis
- 2118, Overseas Travel - Hotels/ Accomodation
- 2119, Overseas Travel - Car Mileage/ Motorcycle/ Bicycle
- 2209, Telephones/Fax
Completing your expenses claim
Once your expenses form has been completed attach all receipts to the back of the form and send it to the person who authorises your expenses for approval. For research projects this is usually your Principal Investigator; for any other staff your line manager should authorise your expenses.
Authorisers - please send the form as follows:
- The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environment & Geography, Health Sciences, Physics, Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work, Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, the Hull York Medical School and IT Services - to the department’s finance team for checking before being sent to the Accounts Payable team.
- In any other department, send it directly to the Accounts Payable team in Finance for processing.
The cut off time each week for receipt of claims in Accounts Payable is 5.00pm on Friday, with payment being made on the Friday of the following week.
Find information about how to book business travel including accommodation, car hire and travel insurance on the Business travel page.
|Staff||Car||45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles; 25p per mile thereafter|
|Staff||Motorcycles and mopeds||24p per mile for all mileage|
|Staff||Bicycle||20p per mile for all mileage|
|Visitors||Car||45p per mile for all mileage|
|Interviewees||Car||23p per mile for all mileage|
For further help and guidance, book onto the Processing and approving expenses training course via the Learning Management System (LMS).
If you have any questions please contact your department's admin team or your Management Accountant.
For questions about payment dates or amending bank details please contact the Accounts Payable team:
- Face-to-face in their offices in HG06a Heslington Hall
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0)1904 322113
For questions about University Expense Policy Compliance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Financial Accountant and Compliance Officer.