Expenses FAQs - Review and liability
1. What is the audit and review process of the new policy?
Section 10 of the policy explains the audit and review processes for expense claims and points out that University spending is also subject to scrutiny under FOI requests, that can include the reporting of anonymised details of staff expense claims.
2. What will happen if we don’t comply?
As per the old policy, if staff at the University don’t comply with this policy, they may face implications under the University’s Disciplinary policy. Within the Disciplinary policy it states that theft, fraud or deliberate falsification of records, e.g. expense claims is one of the examples given of a potential gross misconduct offence.
3. Are there any tax implications for me under the new policy?
This policy is best practise and means that staff members, and the University, won’t incur a tax or national insurance liability.
The Finance Department have a dedicated team to answer your questions on this policy change.