We publish all expenses incurred by the Vice-Chancellor on University business. The list includes items paid directly by the University at the time of booking, expenses charged to the Vice-Chancellors University credit card, and expenses which the Vice-Chancellor paid personally and then reclaimed from the University.
The amount shown is the net charge to the University: it excludes reimbursements made by the Vice-Chancellor to the University for any personal expenditure (for example, personal items included in hotel bills). It is the Vice-Chancellors practice not to claim for alcohol, and not to claim for taxis within UK cities (although he may occasionally claim for a taxi from an airport).
All of the Vice-Chancellors expenses are checked and approved by the University Secretary and independently audited each year on behalf of the University Council.
The Vice-Chancellor's expenses reflect the commitments of the head of a global university, which includes international travel, for example to meet potential donors and to set up overseas partnerships.