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Archbishop criticised as Catholic schools told they must academise

Archbishop criticised as Catholic schools told they must academise Catholic schools in the Birmingham Archdiocese have been told they must put in place plans to become academies by September 2022. In a letter to governors…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

Workplace stress is causing more than half of senior leaders to consider quitting

Workplace stress is causing more than half of senior leaders to consider quitting A new poll of school business leaders has revealed that more than…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

Chancellor reveals three-year spending review – what does this mean for schools?

Chancellor reveals three-year spending review – what does this mean for schools? Chancellor Rishi Sunak has released details of the spending review which sets out…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

Independent schools set zero carbon targets

Independent schools set zero carbon targets More than 30 independent schools are aiming to reach zero carbon by 2030, according to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) The ISC, which represents…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

Parents urged to check credentials of private tutors

Parents urged to check credentials of private tutors A rise in the popularity of private tutoring has prompted warnings, with parents urged to choose wisely to ensure extra-curricular teaching helps rather than hinders their children’s’…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

Union warns plans to remove private schools’ tax reliefs would impact state sector

Union warns plans to remove private schools’ tax reliefs would impact state sector Fresh proposals by the Labour Party to…

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Posted on: 7th December 2021

HMRC’s new way of conducting VAT enquiries

HMRC’s new way of conducting VAT enquiries Following changes to their internal procedures, HMRC are now conducting VAT enquiries remotely which involves a lengthy Teams call preceded and then followed…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 7th December 2021

Looking to upgrade your software

If you are looking to upgrade your software and would like up to £5,000 of financial support towards the upgrade, then read on…  Following an announcement in the March 2021 budget the Government opened registration…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business, Tax
Posted on: 1st December 2021

Minimum pension age on the up!

Minimum pension age on the up!  Increase intended to align with the raising of the State Pension age  One of the less publicised pension changes…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

Pensions and retirement still remain a taboo

Pensions and retirement still remain a taboo  When it comes to marriage and money, it’s good to talk   Millions of married couples have no idea about their spouse’s pensions and…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps

How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps The power of a plan  When thinking about your future financial wellbeing, it can be…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

Planning for early retirement

Planning for early retirement  to stopping work in your 50s?  Early retirement may be the ultimate dream for some, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic made…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

How can I protect my money from inflation?

How can I protect my money from inflation?  Five questions to ask before inflation really takes off   ‘How can I protect my money from inflation?’ is a question that many…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

Festive gifts that teach children the value of money

Festive gifts that teach children the value of money  Why parents should look to Christmas investment gifts instead of toys  …

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Posted on: 16th November 2021

State Pensions impacted due to repeated human errors

State Pensions impacted due to repeated human errors UK pensioners underpaid The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) underpaid 134,000 pensioners in State Pension to the tune of £1 billion,…

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Posted on: 16th November 2021