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Number of academies in deficit has doubled since 2021

A major report, co-authored by Duncan & Toplis, has found that the number of academy trusts spending more than they get in […]
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Spending shortfall in schools threatening pupil safety and teacher retention: 700,000 pupils in buildings needing major repairs

A recent report from the National Audit Office has uncovered that 700,000 school pupils in England are studying in schools that require […]
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Could schools afford a 6.5% pay rise without government funding?

An independent pay review body has recommended that teachers should receive a 6.5% pay increase this year.
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HMRC enquiry highlights VAT risks for academy trusts

A recent enquiry by HMRC has highlighted the need for academy trusts to be wary of accidental under-declarations of Value Added Tax […]
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Accountants warn education sector faces “financial breaking point”

The largest survey into the finances of academy schools in the UK reveals mounting fiscal uncertainty as surpluses drop sharply.
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Helping Greater Nottingham Education Trust with advice, accountancy and auditing services

Greater Nottingham Education Trust (GNET) is a multi-academy trust which includes Carlton le Willows Academy and Netherfield Primary School in Nottinghamshire.
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Working in perfect partnership with Wickersley Trust

Founded in 2014, Wickersley Partnership Trust aims to ensure that all students have the best educational experience possible. They strive to make […]
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Supporting Ash Field Academy with accountancy and auditing services

Duncan & Toplis works closely with Ash Field Academy in Leicester, supporting the school with internal audit reports, end of year reporting […]
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Why are academies’ balance sheets showing a surplus?

Some academies across the UK are experiencing huge surpluses on their balance sheets - but this is not a case of trusts […]
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Academy expenditure and the uncertain costs of COVID

The last two academic years have seen wildly fluctuating figures as academies struggle to reconcile the real-time effects of the pandemic and […]
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Sponsors of Spalding and Lincolnshire Education Awards 2022

We are proud to be a headline sponsor of this year’s Education Awards for Spalding and Lincolnshire, underlining our commitment to the […]
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Lockdowns and temporary closures result in a record financial year for schools

Academy schools across the UK have had their best financial year on record, despite the pressures of COVID-19, according to a major […]
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