Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Equipment and working from home expenses

Information on accessing equipment to work from home, the University's approach to expenses while working from home.

(Updated 28 April 2021)

The approach of the University is to provide equipment for staff on a need basis.

Any identified need for equipment should first be met via self-collection from your office building (only with clearance from your manager and building manager). If this is not possible, collection should be made from University stores where possible. Only then, under exceptional circumstances, should purchasing of equipment be considered.

For details on home working expenses, please see the Detailed Guidelines for Staff on Home, Remote and Hybrid Working.

You may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work at home because of Covid-19.

Note: you need to submit a new claim for the tax year April 2021-March 2022 – your claim and revised tax code for 2020/21 will not automatically carry forward.

Information on HMRC tax relief on home-working costs