March Comparison Study

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Last week we met with the EFA who have confirmed that this year they will again be looking at completing the March Comparison Study. This study requires a random sample of academies to prepare accounts […]

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Budget 2015: Good news for Charitable Hospices

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Included in the Budget 2015 announcements was confirmation from HMRC that they will be introducing a VAT refund scheme for charities providing palliative care to take effect from 1 April 2015. This will take similar […]

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ASCL school funding gap

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In a recent study by the Association of School and College Leaders it was identified that schools in the most poorly funded areas of England will each receive about £1.9m less than those in the […]

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OFSTED and Multi Academy Trusts

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It has recently been announced that Ofsted been given the go ahead to take a closer look at Multi Academy Trusts (MAT), and in particular the groups running chains of academies. The Education Secretary Nicky […]

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NNDR: Rates Funding

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If you have not yet claimed your National non-domestic rates (NNDR) for 2014-15 then now is the time to do it. The deadline is 31st March so do not miss out. To complete the claim […]

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Annual tax on enveloped dwellings; pushing the tax envelope

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Since 2013, an Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) has been payable by companies and some partnerships that own UK residential property (a ‘dwelling’) valued above £2M. This tax is payable each year. Last year’s […]

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Budget 2015- A Pre Election Populist Budget Aimed at the Grey Vote

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The grey vote was at the top of George Osborne’s Budget 2015 agenda. “In the final days of this Parliament the Chancellor not only wrote his job application for the next five years with an […]

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Support for Rural Businesses

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England’s £3 billion Rural Development Programme (RDPE) has been approved by the European Commission, paving the way for the announcement of a range of rural programmes. Examples include the £900m Countryside Stewardship Scheme, and the […]

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March 2015 Budget at a glance

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The key tax announcements of Chancellor George Osborne in his 2015 March Budget. The economy continues to improve and the economic forecasts are encouraging. The fall in the oil price has given households more spending […]

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Get Fit for Nuclear

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Manufacturers are being urged to Get Fit for Nuclear (G4N) through a unique service aimed at helping more companies bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain. Going forward, the industry has outlined plans […]

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