Sanction for unusual or unusually large expenditure

You need to obtain prior approval for any work which might be seen as unusual in the case, or which will involve unusually high cost. See Part 4 Chapter 7.41 for full guidance about this.

Unusually large expenditure – key points

Common types of work and how the policy applies to them

We regularly get asked about some scenarios which need sanction for unusual work, or unusually large expenditure.

Use the drop down menu below to select a type of work and find out when sanction would and would not be needed, and any guidelines on how the cost will be assessed.

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