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Funding arrangements for the payment of relocation and expenses

New national arrangements for the payment of relocation and expenses for doctors in training have been agreed and are in force from 1 November 2020.

We have been working closely with the BMA and other stakeholders on a policy which aims to bring a single, consistent approach to relocation and expenses payments. This policy will replace the existing 13 individual funding arrangements that currently exist across the country. 

The new system aims to provide consistent approach to supporting to all trainees across the country who face the financial costs of moving house to take up training and who are disadvantaged as a result of training programmes which cover large geographical areas. There is however, recognition that each region has different geography and travel systems and so there is some flexibility within each region to address this in terms of toll charges and public transport costs.

Read more in the documents below.