Acceleration Through Innovation

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A key focus of the government is how to reverse the UK’s weak productivity. We have one of the worst productivity rates in Europe (Germany is 36% higher and France 29%), which can only be […]

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My Employer is insolvent – what are my rights?

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If your employer is unable to pay its debts, including your wages, it is likely to be insolvent. Your options depend on whether your company has entered a formal insolvency procedure. Sam Hawkins explains. This […]

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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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Guidance for charity trustees about serious incidents: how to spot them and how to report

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According to the Charity Commission, there is significant under-reporting of problems by charities, which is putting charities at potential risk of further harm, including reputational damage. The regulator has therefore recently improved its guidance on […]

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Statutory Interest on Tax Liabilities in Solvent Liquidations (MVL)

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) now require statutory interest on corporation tax (CT) where it is paid after the normal due date, which has significant implications for current and future Members’ Voluntary Liquidations (MVLs). HMRC […]

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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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Manufacturing Growth Programme

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The Manufacturing Growth Programme is designed to support SME manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth, and enabling sustainable business growth. The £9.7m scheme is funded by the European Regional Development […]

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