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Quarterly update for academies from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Each fortnight, ESFA publishes information for academies on the GOV.UK website which lays out the latest updates, things to be actioned and […]
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Schools must convert in groups of three or more to claim £25k academy support grant

The government has announced new criteria for an academy conversion grant which means schools no longer qualify to receive £25k funding to […]
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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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