Archive for January, 2016

School and College funding 2016 to 2017

Posted by Alison Oliver on

Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), the Education Services Grant (ESG) and Pupil Premium. On the 17th December 2015 the Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah released details surrounding the funding of DSG, ESG and pupil premium for 2016 to ...

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Changes to the National Living Wage

Posted by Ben Thorne on

The headline change is for those employees aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship. These employees will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour which is an increment of 50p from the current minimum wage. As per ...

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New Gift aid declaration form criteria

Posted by Will Hanbury on

In October 2015 HMRC published new gift aid declaration forms which charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC’s) must comply with by the 6th April 2016. Although it is not obligatory to use these declarations there are certain elements ...

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Academies Benchmark Report 2016

Academies Benchmark Report 2016

Posted by Press Release on

Academies face a looming crisis- the Academies Benchmark Report 2016 reveals the threats. Academy schools face a looming cash crisis, as their costs rise and pupil numbers increase. Rising staff pension costs and increases in National Insurance, ...

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Landlords forced to become whistleblowers

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

From 1 February 2016 landlords in England will have to check the immigration status of their tenants, or face a penalty of up to £3,000 and in some cases imprisonment. New “Right to Rent” checks are being rolled out across England under the ...

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European Maritime & Fisheries Fund

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

The new European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is now open for applications. With a total UK pot of Euro 243m, the EMFF is a European funding scheme that will support fisheries, inland waters, aquaculture and maritime sectors. There are 6 ...

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