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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What is GAG pooling?

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Everywhere you look these days the sector is talking about General Annual Grant (GAG) pooling as the future and one way to help ease the funding crisis in a Multi-Academy Trust. I’m going to explain the […]

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£53m MAT growth funding announced, but only for trusts with a good record

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Just announced by government is £53m available to advance MAT growth and enable them to take on new schools. This is a continuation of the old funding that was previously known as The Regional Academy […]

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Apprenticeship levy for schools

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As you will be aware the apprenticeship levy came into effect from April, with a charge of 0.5% of your payroll bill in excess of £3m. Just announced is a new service to help schools […]

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School Buying Hubs

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The Department for Education (DfE) is bringing in a new service to help schools with more complex buying activities. The service is part of the Schools’ buying strategy, which is intended to assist schools’ to […]

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Bishop Fleming celebrates reaching top 30 ranking in the UK

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, is celebrating leaping up the charts of the accountancy league tables to be ranked 30th in the country. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services […]

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ESFA delays school land valuations until January

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The government has announced that the results of the planned valuation of academy land and buildings will not be made available to academies until January 2018. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (“ESFA”) is due […]

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Finance, Governance and Skills Reviews – have you done yours yet?

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With the Autumn term well underway and a third of state schools reportedly in deficit, the time is now right to organise an external review to consider whether your academy/multi academy trust has the necessary […]

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31 October 2017: Deadline for Academy Trusts to complete Land and Buildings Collection Tool

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The Land and Buildings Collection Tool (LBCT) is a return which requires academy trusts to provide land and buildings details for each academy school operated by the academy trust as of 31 August 2017. If […]

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New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

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The Department for Education (DfE) has launched the second in a series of aggregated procurements for schools buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices. Schools buying computer equipment could save thousands of pounds by taking […]

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