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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…

Self employed? Take care not to overpay your NICs

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The spring Budget was somewhat overshadowed by the subsequent U-turn on rises in Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. Whilst the Chancellor had wanted to increase Class 4 by 1% in April…

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…

The GP Seniority Clawback 2013/14

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Seniority payments continue to be phased out with the seniority scheme itself ending on 31 March 2020. In the meantime, GPs should continue to check their individual positions for potential clawbacks. The average superannuable income…

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…

A Trio on the Top Table

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Three members of Bishop Fleming were on the top Table at The ICAEW South West dinner in April. Caroline Smale is the ICAEW South West President and was delighted that her VIP guests included not…

Working from home – a win-win (if properly managed)

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For some people, working from home has become a way of life. Whether it’s full time or part time, it’s on the increase. There are many advantages to working from home for both the employer…