Authority to exceed the initial expenditure limit for advice and assistance: template increases

Where you believe the cost of the work is likely to exceed the £135 or £180 limit, you must apply to us for authority to exceed the limit, using the online increase application,

For some types of case, we give templates which, if you meet certain criteria, allow us to grant one increase to cover your work without you having to come back to us for further authorisation.

If you are requesting a template increase on a second or subsequent increase, you will also require to give an update on the background of the case and what work has been carried out to date.

We have created a tool that contains the templates, showing the work you should already have done in order to use the specific template, and the work you can do and the upper limit of expenditure under that template.

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