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‘Coasting’ measure no longer a trigger for intervention

‘Coasting’ measure no longer a trigger for intervention The Government has outlined plans to provide additional support to schools that are judged to be underperforming.…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Almost a quarter of schools fail to respond to asbestos survey

Almost a quarter of schools fail to respond to asbestos survey Almost a quarter of schools have so far failed to provide information on the presence of asbestos, which has now led to a delay…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Trusts that pay highest wages publicly named

Trusts that pay highest wages publicly named More than one hundred academy trusts pay at least one of their senior staff in excess of £150,000 a year, it has been revealed. The Department for Education…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Most failed private school in the country escapes closure

Most failed private school in the country escapes closure An independent school which has failed to meet school standards, following inspections on no less than…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Former CEO at centre of tax investigation was allowed to remain as head teacher

Former CEO at centre of tax investigation was allowed to remain as head teacher A former academy trust CEO, who stood down after an investigation into his tax affairs, was allowed to continue as head…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

MPs call for Ofsted change as ‘outstanding’ schools are left uninspected for a decade

MPs call for Ofsted change as ‘outstanding’ schools are left uninspected for a decade A cross party group of MPs is calling for an overhaul of the current Ofsted inspection…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Academy super-head banned from teaching after being paid two salaries

Academy super-head banned from teaching after being paid two salaries A former ‘inspirational’ head teacher, who fell from grace after admitting that he paid himself two salaries, has been banned from the profession. Liam Nolan,…

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Posted on: 4th December 2018

Independence plan

Independence plan Least financially resilient group delay life milestones due to financial insecurity Life can get complicated when you hit your early thirties, which means your finances are starting to get serious. You might be…

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Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Self-employed finances Looming pensions saving crisis on the horizon

Self-employed finances Looming pensions saving crisis on the horizon The number of people running their own businesses has soared since the financial crisis, with a significant number being set up…

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Blog, Pension, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax, Tax Blog
Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Generational finances

Generational finances Generational finances Job prospects, savings, safety nets and life expectancy Rising housing costs, soaring student debt and low wage inflation have left many millennials with stretched budgets. They may get regularly mocked as…

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Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Funding your golden years

Funding your golden years Tax aspects require careful planning after recent government changes Pensions have the reputation of being confusing, but they needn’t be. Private pensions are usually used by…

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Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Market exposure – Build a portfolio that meets your needs

Market exposure - Build a portfolio that meets your needs The earlier you commit to an investment strategy, the longer…

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Blog, Property, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax, Tax Blog, Tax News
Posted on: 3rd December 2018

Investing for tax-free dividends

Investing for tax-free dividends No longer the precursor to end-of-tax year planning Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) provide the opportunity for appropriate investors to support the growth of small UK businesses…

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Posted on: 27th November 2018

Pension freedoms Taking responsibility for funding our own retirement

Pension freedoms Taking responsibility for funding our own retirement Although each generation will likely face different challenges and opportunities, achieving retirement readiness will require actions common to us all. We all know that our ageing…

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Posted on: 27th November 2018

Protecting your identity

Protecting your identity Common ways fraudsters can steal your personal information Identity theft is frighteningly widespread. No one can prevent all identity theft, and cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated in…

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Posted on: 27th November 2018