Tech Grants For Charities: 2018 applications now open

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UK registered charities in England and Wales can now apply for a grant to fund “an amazing web presence”. Grants of up to £18,000 are available to help charities meet their digital needs from the […]

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Do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

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From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships and charities have to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they wish to trade on financial markets in the UK, or continue to […]

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Multi-Academy Trust – Becoming an Associate Member

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Many schools continue to be apprehensive about taking the plunge and committing to joining a Multi-Academy Trust. Often the final decision can feel too large to gamble on and many are nervous that it may […]

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Academy Trusts – reminder of filing deadlines

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Eileen Milner, the new Accounting Officer for the ESFA, has written to all Academy Trust Accounting Officers to warn them of the new regime regarding filing of financial returns. The letter can be found here. The […]

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SARA – does any Academy Trust identify with the sector results as a whole?

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The ‘Academy Schools Sector in England’ Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts (SARA) was released in October 2017. This report consolidates the results of the 2,984 Academy Trusts that submitted accounts to 31 August 2016. The […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 for Employers

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The Budget on 22 November 2017 contained a number of announcements related to payroll and employment issues. These included changes to car and van benefits, alongside promises to review off-payroll working and employment status. We […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 for Academies

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The Chancellor’s Budget on 22 November 2017 contained little to cheer about for academies. With the exception of new money for maths and science, there was little to ease the effects of seven years’ of […]

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National Living Wage to rise in April 2018

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the rates of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage are rising from 1 April 2018. The hourly rates will increase in April 2018: from £7.50 to £7.83 for […]

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Autumn Budget 2017 announcements at a glance

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Autumn Budget 2017 key tax announcements made on 22 November. The embattled and isolated Chancellor was under pressure to be bold and imaginative in his first Budget since the general election, even though it’s not really “Spreadsheet Phil’s” […]

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Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts

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The Department for Education has, for the first time, published a consolidated annual report and accounts for the academies sector. The report relates to the year ended 31 August 2016 and includes the financial results for […]

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