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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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Go mobile: The challenge of change

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It’s 2013 and technology is changing the face of finance. We’re moving away from a traditional accounting world of paper, printouts and manual payrolls and moving towards a new digital realm; powered by cloud computing. It means that employees can now access all the tools they need to work from wherever they have an online…

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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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Wise tips: Choosing and implementing an expenses management system

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The path to finding your perfect expenses management solution A wise man once said: “The most important part of any job, is choosing the right tool”. And when you’re job is business finance, then it’s likely that managing the process and payment of employees T&E expenses claims is a major part of it. So, it’s…

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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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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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Countdown to ‘Making Tax Digital’: What you need to know

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from our UK office The MTD deadline is looming: On April 1, 2019, the UK Government introduces one of the biggest changes to the tax system in recent years. The Making Tax Digital legislation requires that companies maintain digital accounting records and use these to submit information to HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs). Initially, this…

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The smart way to manage mileage expenses

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The Road to Better Expense Management The danger posed by expense fraud is ‘death by a thousand cuts’. It’s the cumulative impact of multiple small losses over time which can deliver so much damage to business efficiency. And the most common cause of these types of losses is company mileage expenses. A global report, commissioned…

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