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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.

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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Mobile working

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Is the fear of change holding back UK businesses? Webexpenses’ independent survey, conducted in 2013,  shows that despite accepting the many benefits, employers still have a negative view towards mobile working. Are these attitudes to blame for UK companies missing out on the huge advantages offered by cloud-based working? Click here for a visual look at some of…

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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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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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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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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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A global issue in expense management: The changing nature of expense fraud

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It’s estimated that a typical company loses 5% of its annual revenue to fraud, amounting to global losses of $2.9 trillion each year.

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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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How to choose and implement an expenses management system

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The way we’re able to manage our employee expenses has been transformed. Organisations are no longer reliant on the old paper-based management processes – slow, costly and inefficient. We now have a new generation of digital tools which allow our finance teams to easily process, manage and control employee expenses. By moving to an 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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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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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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A practical guide to HMRC expenses compliance

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With the threat of fines, back payment of arrears and potential prosecution – compliance is one area of expense management you simply can’t afford to get wrong.

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Guide to HMRC expenses compliance: FAQs

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from our UK office Webexpenses has a proud track record of helping businesses to take effective control of employee expenses. From our experience, the one area finance teams tend to fear most is HMRC compliance. We’ve compiled some of the most common queries about tax compliance to help you safely navigate the complexities of HMRC…

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