A cash advance is only considered in exceptional circumstances, where alternative options are not possible, or it is essential to carry cash (for example, because the area to be visited is remote and there are no local banking facilities).
Advances for cash floats are not limited to 75% and may be made at full expected value.
For further information about foreign currency advances, click here.
Insurance Cover for Cash
University insurance will only provide cover for up to £2,500 in cash in the UK.
- Important note: cash is NOT insured overseas. If needed, specific arrangements should be made with the University Insurance Team to extend cover.
In addition to insurance cover, individuals requesting an advance must also ensure that they comply with the University’s Safety in Fieldwork Policy, particularly in respect of the completion of a risk assessment for overseas work, to include details of arrangements for the security and handling of cash.