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After more than a decade’s worth of research and development, we have developed an expertise second to none in expense management. It’s a knowledge we love to share; helping to guide you safely through the expenses process and related legislation and hot topics.

We provide clear and concise information and guides to ensure you always have the know-how required for effective expense management. Please, feel free to download as many of our resources as you need or contact us if you have any questions.

How to create an effective expenses policy

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In this guide you will find: Expert advice on expense policies The lowdown on legislation An expenses template policy document Introduction You may already have an expenses policy. Or you may be an organisation just starting to realise that you need one. Either way, this guide is for you. It provides all the basic help…

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Infographic: the business benefits of mobile apps

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The one area where the benefits of mobile have yet to be truly maximised is in the business world. While attitudes are changing, many companies struggle to accept mobile working. It’s an attitude which places organisations at risk of being left behind. Mobile working methods are helping to create a new generation of businesses –…

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How to banish the expenses ‘devils’ from your business

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Win the workplace battle against expenses fraud The environment in which employees work has a huge impact on how they act. And there’s no better example of this than our attitudes towards expenses. It helps to explain why so many people, who consider themselves to be honest and law-abiding, are willing to carry out expense…

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Guide to HMRC Compliance: Minimising risks

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There are no quick fixes when it comes to employee expenses and tax compliance. The simplest, safest and most effective approach is to understand exactly what information HMRC requires from your company and…to give it to them. To do this requires some basic knowledge, an efficient expense management setup and the right mindset. Effective compliance…

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Infographic: Are Brits too polite when it comes to business?

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The British have a proud reputation for being polite. But how does this affect the way we do business? Could not ‘causing a fuss’ be causing our companies to lose money? Webexpenses set out to find the answer. We commissioned a survey of 1,047 office-based managers based at companies throughout the UK. Download our infographic…

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Expenses Fiddling: Nature or Culture

It has been estimated that fraudulent expense claims costs UK businesses around £3.5 billion each year. These losses reflect the way that ‘fiddling’ expenses has become ingrained in working culture with normally law-abiding employees routinely exaggerating and manufacturing claims. The 2009 scandal involving British MPs revealed the scale of this problem in the world of…

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The no-nonsense guide to expense management

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A practical guide to managing your company’s expenses   Time for change The biggest danger posed by expenses is our attitude. It’s the way organizations allow expense reports to be something to dread and avoid. How they become the business equivalent of a dripping tap – a problem you learn to live with. But our…

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A guide to improving business efficiency

A Changing Workplace Finding the most efficient ways to work is an elusive challenge. As a business grows and technology continues to change, the processes and tools used within a workplace must also evolve. In the past, these changes have tended to be incremental tweaks and improvements. Since the arrival of digital communications, tools and…

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How to automate your accounts payable process

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Eliminating inefficiency What makes accounts payable such a difficult area to manage effectively? A global survey, carried out by OnePoll, found that invoice handling is amongst the top five causes of business administration inefficiency. For more than two-thirds (67%) of companies, this remains a manual process with finance professionals still having to rely on paper…

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Could politeness be harming your business

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Managing expenses seem easy when it’s printed on a policy document. But the challenge with expense management isn’t creating a great policy – it’s making that policy work in the real world. In a complex business landscape – a shifting interplay of people, power, structures, and status. It’s in this mix that finance professionals are faced…

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The guide to digital expense management

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Time for change Managing employee expenses should be easy. It’s simply a way to reimburse employees for any business costs they cover from their own pockets. But for most companies, the day-to-day reality of expense management is far from simple. It has been allowed to grow into a notoriously difficult area of company finances to…

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5 steps to petty cash control

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Whoever put ‘float’ into the finance lexicon for describing petty cash was ‘right on the money’ because, as we’ve probably all seen, sometimes petty cash has the ability to inexplicably float away! For many businesses, petty cash is a necessity because access to ready cash oils the wheels of daily operations. However, paper-based systems to…

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How-to guide: A smarter way to manage petty cash

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A how-to guide for fast and efficient management of everyday office expenses There’s nothing petty about the potential consequences of failing to manage those everyday office expenses. Outdated and inefficient petty cash systems leave businesses exposed to the risks of fraud, error and compliance failings. It’s to protect against these risks that more companies are…

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Expenses ROI Calculator

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The ROI calculator is designed to help you make an informed decision on the benefits of using an expense management solution. The underlying assumptions are based on information from various sources, including studies by American Express and Ernst & Young, the European Commission, Webexpenses research and client interviews. The form below allows you to amend the…

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Why honest employees commit expense fraud and how to stop it

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from our UK office A guide to understanding and tackling workplace dishonesty Webexpenses wanted to find out more about the attitudes of UK employees towards expenses and workplace honesty. Almost three-quarters of UK employees surveyed admit to carrying out dishonest acts at work – but only 23% believe they are dishonest. It’s one of the…

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