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Business travel policy

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This policy is aimed at staff travelling on business paid for by the company, and covers approval and travel expenses.

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What is a Business travel policy?

The purpose of this Business travel policy is to provide you with a flexible and customisable document to serve as a robust and effective starting point for you.

By using our Business travel policy, you can streamline your process, maintain consistency and accuracy, and save time, and it can be easily adapted to fit your specific scenario.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this policy be issued?
During onboarding / after changes / planned refresher
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this policy, and to whom?
Internally issued to appropriate recipients in your Company
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this policy be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

Business travel Policy


The purpose of this company travel policy is to outline the authorisation and reimbursement process for travel arrangements and expenses, list the company-paid travel expenses; and establish protocols that oversee the travel arrangement process.


This company travel policy is applicable to all employees of [company name].

General principles


All company travel arrangements must be approved by their line manager at least [number of days/weeks/months] before the expected travel date, depending on the circumstances and the required travel arrangement time period. Employees are not permitted to authorise their own travel arrangements.

Expense claims

Employees are expected to submit an expense claim to the finance department. This must include all company-paid expenses expenses.

Arranging travel

All travel arrangements must be reserved at least [number of weeks] weeks before the travel date. Travel must be authorised by [name] in advamnce of the booking. The finance department will be responsible for payment of all travel-related expenses, including accommodation.

Travel costs

[Company name] employees are entitled to a company-paid travel ticket for any means of travel that the employee(s) require, including a [type of class] return flight, rail, taxi etc..


[Company] employees are permitted to arrange overnight accommodation while traveling for company purposes.


[Company employees] will be reimbursed for [number of meals] lunch(s) and [number of meals] dinner(s) for a maximum of £[meal amount] per meal. If an employee is hosting a client of [company name], the entire meal will be reimbursed.

This policy [does not] form[s] part of your terms and conditions of employment.

Version: [1.0]

Issue date: [date]

Author: [name, job title]

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