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General Data Protection Regulations: what Academies need to know

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Academies will need to gear up for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect from May 2018. The GDPR replaces the existing Data Protection Act and extends the rights of individuals over the…

New relaxed Stamp Duty rules for Wales?

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Land transactions in the UK have been subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) since 2003, but we now have different regimes for Scotland and Wales. Devolution has seen a separate tax charged (Land &…

Bath accountants support Royal Crescent’s 250th year

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Bath-based Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are celebrating the 250th year of an historical city landmark by sponsoring the exhibition: ‘A View from the Crescent'. It was on 19 May 1767 that the first stone…

State pensions: not quite what was advertised

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Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which…

General Election – tax promises

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With a general election on 8 June 2017, the main political parties have published their manifestos. We take a look at what each are saying on tax. If there is a Conservative government after the election,…

Cyber security and contingency plans- protecting your Academy

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Following the high-profile cyber attack on the NHS, many organisations will be questioning the integrity of their cyber defence systems and vulnerability to cyber attacks. With the electronic storage of confidential data continuously on the…

Criminal Finances Act 2017: what you need to know

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From a likely date of September 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 will make companies and partnerships criminally liable if they fail to prevent tax evasion by either a member of their staff or an…

Head of Academies Joe Scaife on BBC Radio Humberside

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You can read the full transcript of the interview below. BBC: Well the unions say that the David Ross Education Trust is proposing to cut one million pounds from school budgets across 32 schools. 8…

Plymouth Pupils Drink up Success

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Pupils from Devonport High School for Girls are celebrating success after winning the local Young Enterprise finals in front of teachers, parents and entrepreneurs at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The team of girls created…

Charities urged to be vigilant over cyber attacks

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The Charity Commission is alerting charities to follow protection advice issued by the City of London Police and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), following the recent ransomware attack. Over 200,000 organisations, including the National Health…