How much of an impact has the financial crisis had on employees’ expense claims? “Surprisingly little,” according to Gulliver’s take on a new report by GlobalExpense, an expense-management firm.

In a look at nearly 8m expense claims by British workers, GlobalExpense found that the average claim in 2009, £55.00, was lower than 2008 but roughly the same as 2007. Workers in the financial services industry made some of the deepest cuts to expenses last year, although the absolute value of their claims in many categories continues to outstrip the corporate average.