School Business Leaders

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As school business leaders (Chief Finance Officers, School Business Managers, Bursars etc) you are key to ensuring good financial governance of an academy Trust. Without proper financial governance, the management and Trustees of the Trust […]

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Bishop Fleming celebrates Pan-European win

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Worcester-based Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming continues its rapid growth after clinching a major client win as part of a Pan-European initiative. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to […]

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Childcare Vouchers

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The Childcare voucher scheme was going to be closing to new entrants from early April 2018 – however following a House of Commons debate last month, the scheme has now been extended for around a […]

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The P11d season is upon us

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It’s that time of year again when attention moves from self-assessment deadlines to completing forms P11d to record employee benefits. So what are the changes to watch out for in the 2017/18 form, and what […]

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Brexit Readiness

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With less than a year to go until the UK leaves the EU it is important for all businesses to start reviewing the impact which this huge change will have on their businesses. Although political […]

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Crackdown on debt dodging directors

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Directors determined to dodge debts by dissolving companies face disqualification and fines under a new government crackdown. The government has come forward with new proposals to raise standards in corporate governance by cracking down on […]

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Childcare schemes choice extended to October 2018

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Parents have until October 2018 to decide if they wish to join the existing childcare voucher scheme or the new tax-free childcare scheme. The employer-provided voucher scheme was meant to end on 6 April 2018, […]

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Termination Payments from April 2018

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The tax treatment of employee termination payments changes on 6 April 2018 so that all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs), whether contractual or not, are taxable (and from 6 April 2019 are also subject […]

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Academies: lessons to learn from latest Financial Notice to Improve

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The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has issued a Financial Notice to Improve (FNtI) to Bolton University Technical College, dated 23 February 2018. The FNtI was issued due to a number of non-compliance points […]

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Academies: CEO Pay code required – true or false?

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Whether your trust is in financial surplus or deficit, the question around CEO/head teacher pay is always a dilemma for trustees. With no official guidelines or pay scales in place for academies, it can be […]

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