skip to content



Weekly Bulletin No. 838

Tuesday 17th November 

Marketplace heading

Marketplace Error 401

Work is still ongoing with Oracle to resolve the Marketplace checkout issue 401.

We understand that this only happens on multiple lined baskets. Baskets of 1 or 2 lines should process as normal. 

While we are aware that this inconvenient, it is only a temporary work around.

Updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

Issued by Lesley Dent - System Administrator


Procurement heading

Nitrile gloves: Fisher Scientific open order cancellation and price fluctuation

Further to previous bulletins, suppliers are facing a shortage of some products covered by the IRLA Framework due to the impact of COVID-19. 

FISHER SCIENTIFIC UK LTD (Supplier No. 61031) have advised that some products have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 (including Hand Protection, Eye/Face Protection and Apparel) and that this supplier cannot guarantee product availability or pricing for these impacted categories until further notice.

Due to extraordinary product supply and cost increase challenges for the Nitrile Hand Protection category, orders that remain unfulfilled as of 14 December 2020 will be cancelled and no new orders for Nitrile Hand Protection products will be accepted until 1 January 2021. Commencing on 1 January 2021, the price for any COVID-19 impacted product shall also be the price published on at the time of order.

Details of in stock alternative products can be found on the supplier's website at the following link:, which will be regularly updated as new products are added. ​Due to the anticipated speed with which stock and product lines can change, wherever alternative products advertised on the Supplier's site are not available on Marketplace, please raise the order via the non-catalogue process.

Procurement Services will contact all departments with open orders at this time to advise of the situation.

Issued by Helen Stuckey - Procurement Services


 Cognos heading


As mentioned at FUG on 6th November we will now start to retire the Cognos reports replaced by the Grants: Listing and Budget V Actual Report:  The list of reports can be found here

Please note: Existing report views set up using any of the above reports will no longer work after these reports have been retired.  Users will need to be replace these with new report views using the Grants: Listing and Budget V Actual Report:

  • To access a guide to Creating a Report View click here

We would urge anyone with any feedback regarding the Grants: Listing and Budget V Actual Report to contact FSG System Support.

Issued by Leisa Broad - Financial Reporting Developer


 General Finance heading

Removal of Printers in CUFS

UIS have identified a Security issue with having printers directly linked within CUFS. Therefore to mitigate this risk, and in support of sustainability we will be removing the remaining 21 active printers from CUFS with effect from 16th December.

If you have reports that are scheduled to run automatically, please remove the printer from these reports. Please complete this action no later than Friday 11th December, after this date the printer will be removed and you will be required to reschedule your report.

If you continue to require a printed report, you can do so by saving to PDF and printing to your local printer – please consider if you really need to print before doing so.

Guidance on printing to local printers was given in Bulletin 821 and can be found here

Issued by Paul Humphreys - Functional Analyst 



Tax relief on home working expenses   

Employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on any additional expenses they have incurred as a result of working at home due to COVID-19.  

HMRC has announced temporary measures for employees to claim tax relief using the flat rates of £6 per week or £26 per month with no need to provide evidence of any additional costs. If you wish to claim more, you must provide HMRC with evidence to support your claim. Please note you cannot claim for costs already reimbursed by the University under the additional COVID expenses measures.  

 It is quick and easy to claim by applying online at GOV.UK ( There is more detailed guidance, and information about University support for home working expenses, on the Finance Division website.  

Issued by Nicola Lawrence - Communications Manager – Finance Transformation Programme


Remote access: Logging off

Users are reminded to close out of all programs, documents and systems before disconecting from a remote access session.

Failure to do so causes network and performance issues.

Issued by Lesley Dent - System Administrator


Training header

Quick Tip: Excel Removing duplicates

Removing duplicates in Excel is easy. Make full use of this Excel function by viewing this short video.

Issued by Helen Parker -  Finance Training


FAQ heading

Monthly Accounting Timetable

To view the status of the monthly process including the month end close dates please use the following link: Accounting Timetable


  • Click here for Bulletin archives
    • If you would like to receive the bulletin email please send your details to this address

Vulnerable Periods

Some systems may be unavailable between 6.00am to 9.00am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Users will be notified of planned vulnerable periods here and in the latest bulletin.