Procurement and Insurance Services



IR35 regulations

The University has changed its procedures for setting up individuals or companies who provide us goods or services as suppliers in order to comply with the IR35 regulations HMRC have implemented.

In order to make payments to new suppliers you will need to complete the updated supplier request forms and the HMRC online Employment Status Checker to ensure the payments we make have the correct tax treatment under IR35. Copies of the new forms and full details of the updated supplier set up process can be found at:

Procurement Services 

University Procurement Services aim to provide a cost effective and efficient facility for the procurement and provision of a wide range of goods and services within specified limits of quality and cost. It is a service which is open to all Administration and Academic departments and Purchasing staff are pleased to receive enquiries from any department looking for products, services or advice in general on any procurement matter. It also advises the University on all purchasing requirements and proposes policies and strategies for their delivery.

Modern Slavery Act 2015
The University has a strategy for ethical and sustainable procurement and holds Flexible Framework Level 4 Accreditation. 


Insurance Services

There is a dedicated insurance section of this intranet which gives greater detail of our policies, who to contact in an emergency and how to make a claim - if you have any concerns or questions regarding our insurance services please contact:

Andrew Else
Tel: 0121 415 8806

Rebecca Benson
Tel: 0121 414 6628
Email: or

Please also view the Travel and Working Abroad document which was prepared by the Health and Safety Unit, in conjunction with the Insurance Office.