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
- It is important to note that the regulations mean that we CANNOT grant sanction retrospectively for unusually large expenditure, so you must obtain sanction before the work is instructed, otherwise we cannot make payment.
- Our policy is that in general expenditure of £2000 or more will be classed as unusually high and therefore requiring sanction, other than some specific instances set out in the table below and at x in Handbook.
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.