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Adult social care charging reform

Adult social care charging reform    What will the government’s proposals mean for the social care system?  The government has set out its vision for the future of adult social care. New plans were announced on…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, Pension, SMEs / Business, Tax
Posted on: 14th January 2022

Improve your financial life

Improve your financial life Setting a financial New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep Heading into the New Year, it’s the perfect time to take stock…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 14th January 2022

Get ready to beat the ISA deadline

Get ready to beat the ISA deadline Time to give your financial future a boost?  Savers and investors have less than three months to use…

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Blog, Covid-19, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 14th January 2022

New VAT Customs & other indirect taxes rules

New VAT Customs & other indirect taxes rules Please see below a round-up of the changes which have come into effect on 1 January 2022 and which we know are…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business, Tax News
Posted on: 5th January 2022

The DIY Housebuilders Scheme

The DIY Housebuilders Scheme  Following a recent win by the taxpayers at the Tax Tribunal, HMRC are having to reconsider their approach to claims under the DIY Housebuilders Scheme and…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 17th December 2021

Shoppers warned about post-Brexit hidden VAT charges

Shoppers warned about post-Brexit hidden VAT charges  In the busy shopping period in the run-up to Christmas, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning to consumers to be…

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Blog, Business, Covid-19, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 17th December 2021

Appeal over £2.5 million VAT bill on insulated roofing panels dismissed

Appeal over £2.5 million VAT bill on insulated roofing panels dismissed  The Upper Tax Tribunal (UTT) has dismissed an appeal against a £2.5 million VAT bill on insulated roofing panels…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 17th December 2021

DfE provides template example for pupil premium payments

 DfE provides template example for pupil premium payments The Department for Education has provided practical guidance to help schools fill out their claim forms for pupil premium payments. Earlier this year, the Government revealed plans…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Latest News
Posted on: 7th December 2021

Spending gap between state and private education sectors widens

Spending gap between state and private education sectors widens New research has revealed that the gap in per-pupil spending between the state and private sectors has almost doubled in the past 10 years. The Institute…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
Posted on: 7th December 2021

CIF applicants now expected to provide additional financial contributions

CIF applicants now expected to provide additional financial contributions Schools have been warned that they must increase their contributions in order to stand the best chance of receiving improvement grants. New DfE guidelines for 2022/23…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Latest News
Posted on: 7th December 2021

Ofsted moves the goalposts for ‘outstanding’ schools

Ofsted moves the goalposts for ‘outstanding’ schools Ofsted’s National Director of Education has revealed that some schools judged to be…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
Posted on: 7th December 2021

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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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
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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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
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 Government spending on schools for…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
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…

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Academies Blog, Blog, Covid-19, Latest News
Posted on: 7th December 2021