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Young entrepreneurs praised for their enterprise

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A leading accountant in the South West has praised young entrepreneurs in the region for displaying skills and determination at the regional finals of the Young Enterprise Awards on 14 June 2017. Students from Exeter…

Client survey on funding

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During our recent academy client seminars we surveyed our clients to find out about the financial position of their Trust and their growth plans. The audience asked mainly consisted of School Business Managers and Trustees.…

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…

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…

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…

Leases: what you can and can’t do – Vlog

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Ben Thorne, one of our Plymouth Audit Managers discusses leases for Academy schools. You can read the full transcript below. Transcript:   Hello and welcome to our vlog about academies and leases. My name is Ben Thorne and…

Charities can cash in on the new one pound coin

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The new twelve-sided one pound coin is now in circulation, offering a one-off opportunity for charities (and academies) to cash in on the change. From 15 Oct 2017, the old round one pound coin will…

Taxation article – Community enterprises

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Jon Sparkes, a tax director with Bishop Fleming and with nearly 20 years' experience in advising charities and businesses on direct tax matters, has written an article on the tax issues of community enterprises and mutual…