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Document Practice Placement Expenses (PPE) rates for 2012 scheme students

This guidance is only applicable to you if the first year of your course began on or after 1 September 2012 and your university is not located in London. If you are attending a London university you should contact your university directly with any queries about placement costs.

Travel and/or accommodation expenses may be claimed if you are eligible for at least the Non Means Tested (NMT) Grant and incur additional costs whilst attending a practice placement.

Travel expenses

You may be able to claim reimbursement of travel costs incurred whilst attending your practice placement, however the daily cost of travelling to and from your placement must be in excess of your normal daily travel costs to and from your university.

If your claim is in excess, we may be able to refund you the excess amount.

The current rates used to calculate your travel costs based on your mileage are as follows:
  • Bicycle - 20p per mile
  • All motor vehicles – 28p per mile
  • Passenger miles – 5p per mile
Accommodation expenses

You may be reimbursed the total cost of temporary accommodation on placement regardless of where you live during term time, subject to a maximum amount.

The current maximum rates are as follows:
  • £55 per night for commercial accommodation (hotels or B and B’s) or
  • £25 per night for non-commercial accommodation (hospital accommodation or university halls)

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