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Financial impact of the PE and sport premium update

Financial impact of the PE and sport premium update The arrival of this year's PE and sport premium payment provides…

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Posted on: 14th December 2023

Labour to implement VAT on private schools if elected

Labour to implement VAT on private schools if elected Headteachers of private schools must prepare for Labour's proposed imposition of VAT on private school fees if they are elected next year. This policy could see…

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Posted on: 14th December 2023

How to maintain financial stability in schools amid declining enrolments

How to maintain financial stability in schools amid declining enrolments As headteachers and school finance teams grapple with the challenges posed by falling pupil numbers, it's essential to consider the financial implications of potential academisation.…

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Posted on: 14th December 2023

Autumn Statement 2023

With a General Election looming on the horizon, Jeremy Hunt rose to give his second Autumn statement speech as Chancellor in the knowledge that his latest measures could have a substantial impact, not only on…

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Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax News
Posted on: 22nd November 2023

Further increases to HMRC late payment Interest rates

Further increases to HMRC late payment Interest rates Following the latest increase to the Bank of England’s base rate, HMRC has announced an across the board increase to its late payment interest…

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Blog, HMRC, SMEs / Business, Tax
Posted on: 21st July 2023

Schools struggling with Government initiated Private Finance Initiative payments

Schools struggling with Government initiated Private Finance Initiative payments Many school leaders face significant increases in their private finance initiative (PFI) payments. Reports have emerged that certain head teachers in the West Midlands anticipate needing…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

Government promotes AI in schools and eyes protection of pupil’s data

Government promotes AI in schools and eyes protection of pupil’s data Artificial Intelligence (AI) is carving its path into numerous sectors and education is not immune to this sweeping wave…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

MAT hubs can tackle schools suffering ‘educational isolation’

MAT hubs can tackle schools suffering ‘educational isolation’ Many schools face "educational isolation". This is a challenge that extends beyond geographical remoteness to include professional,…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

Calls for watchdog review after National Institute of Teaching announces MAT CEO training scheme

Calls for watchdog review after National Institute of Teaching announces MAT CEO training scheme The UK Department for Education's recent awarding of the multi-academy trust (MAT) Chief Executive training contract…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

South East sees the largest increase in independent school pupil numbers

South East sees the largest increase in independent school pupil numbers Offering an alternative to state-funded schools, independent schools provide…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

Schools are ‘perfectly entitled’ to engage with MPs over Labour tax proposals

Schools are 'perfectly entitled' to engage with MPs over Labour tax proposals The Labour Party has been talking about putting VAT on fees for private schools. They plan to use…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

Lack of local authority support forcing more schools to form academy trusts

Lack of local authority support forcing more schools to form academy trusts As the support from local councils continues to shrink, many primary schools in…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023

Normal Minimum Pension Age update

Normal Minimum Pension Age update Essential information for your retirement planning A significant change is on the horizon that may affect when you can access your pension money. We'll guide you through this change and…

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Blog, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 14th July 2023

British workers overpay £8.2bn in tax due to wrong codes

British workers overpay £8.2bn in tax due to wrong codes 10 reasons to get your tax return filed now According to new research, more than two-fifths (43%) of UK adults who have checked their tax…

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Blog, HMRC, Pension, SMEs / Business, Tax
Posted on: 14th July 2023

Maximising your investments in your 50s

Maximising your investments in your 50s Time to evaluate whether you need to modify your objectives or saving strategies?   As you enter your 50s, retirement is no longer a distant dream but a rapidly…

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Posted on: 14th July 2023