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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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10 years supporting Auckley Primary School

Duncan & Toplis has supported Auckley Primary School ever since it began the process of converting to an academy in 2011.
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Big boosts but inaccessible income streams: How COVID-19 closures have impacted academy funding

After more than a year of exceptional challenges for the education sector and emphatic promises from the Government highlighted in headlines nationwide, […]
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Lincolnshire Education Awards sponsor hopes to encourage a life long love of learning

This year, we are sponsoring the award for Secondary School Student of the Year in the Lincolnshire Education Awards.
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How the pandemic has transformed academies finances

As schools begin the final term of one of the toughest, most unpredictable and exhausting academic years in decades, school finances have […]
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Report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on school finances

A report that we have co-authored has revealed the impact that COVID-19 has had on school finances.
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Remote auditing for academies

Combining our years of expertise in academies’ finances with the latest cloud software and artificial intelligence, we are helping academies to benefit […]
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Academies Financial Handbook 2020: What’s changed?

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) released the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) 2020 on 23 June 2020.
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Academies Accounts Direction 2020: What’s changed? 

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) released the Academies Accounts Direction (AAD) 2020 on 16 June.
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UK academies back in black after five years in deficit

The largest survey of academy schools in the UK shows schools experienced a budget surplus for the first time since 2015. The […]
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