Request an Advance of Expenditure Request Form

It may occasionally be appropriate for you to receive a payment in advance for your expenses instead of claiming for your expenses in retrospect.

You can request a cash advance up to the value of £300.00. Advances can be requested in most currencies. Travellers cheques are issued in £, $, €, or payment can be made directly to your bank account as UK sterling equivalent.

Requests to collect a cash advance take a minimum of 3 working days to process. Requests to pay a cash advance directly to a UK bank account take a minimum of 5 working days to process. Please ensure that your form is with the Cash Office in plenty of time before you need your advance.

You will need to retain all receipts to support each item of expenditure related to your cash advance (credit/debit card receipts cannot be accepted as they do not itemise goods and services purchased).

On return from your trip you will receive a letter from the Income Office asking you to return any unspent monies and to provide receipts and a breakdown of your expenditure. You should return everything requested to the Income Office within two weeks.

If you are visiting the Department of Finance in person then you can find more information about how to find us and our opening times


Need Help or More Information?

Who to Contact
Contact the Travel and Business Expenses Team for advice and guidance on cash advances.