Please note, relocation is not an allowance.

Trainees who began new training programmes in August 2020 can now claim up to £10,000 under the new national relocation guidance. 

All other trainees in ongoing training programmes can currently claim up to £8000.

These limits are for the duration of their training from Foundation to CCT, irrespective of training region. If a trainee moves a region and has previously claimed relocation expenses, their allowance does not reset. Claims of up to £8000 or £10,000 (depending on programme start date) can be made from FY1 to CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) per trainee when the eligibility criteria provided in the policy is met. 

As part of establishing your eligibility to claim, it is the responsibility of the trainee to confirm the new claim does not exceed this limit, therefore it is the trainee’s responsibility to include any previous relocation reimbursements from FY1 on-wards and inclusive of all HEE regions.

Please note claiming fraudulently may result in the Employer recouping monies from the individuals salary and a probity referral to the GMC.