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.

Forms for making your first claim or a claim after changing your bank details

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 along with your expenses claim form:

Forms for making subsequent claims

If you have claimed expenses previously with the same bank account please complete an Expenses Claim form:

Please refer to our list of commonly used account codes below which will help you when completing your expenses claim.

Commonly used account codes

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 and pass it to the person who authorises your expenses. Typically 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, Health Sciences, Physics, Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work, Theatre, Film and Television, 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.

Business travel

Find information about how to book business travel including accommodation, car hire and travel insurance on the Business travel page.

Mileage rates

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 10p 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:

For questions about University Expense Policy Compliance please contact, Financial Accountant and Compliance Officer.