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2 April 2019 New financial rules for church Academy Trusts come into force

For some time the Academies Financial Handbook has restricted Academy Trusts in how much they could pay for goods or services purchased from a 'related party' i.e. a person or organisation closely linked to the Academy Trust.

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1 June 2018 Changes to controls around ‘related-party transactions’ on the horizon

The DfE has agreed a recommendation made by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee that academy trusts should be forced to apply to the Education and Skills Funding Agency in order to approve ‘related-party transactions’.

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23 October 2015 Changing financial climate

One of the main headaches I face as a Business Manager is ensuring I set a balanced annual budget.

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13 September 2015 The new school year is here

The new school year is here and September and October is certainly one of the busiest times of the year for School Business Managers.

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5 December 2012 A new impetus for infrastructure?

To date, the partnership industry has been less than excited by the new opportunities on offer to replace those which were lost: amongst others, the cancelled Building Schools for the Future programme.

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4 September 2012 Uniform contract provisions

The BBC has reported that an Oxfordshire school uniform manufacturer has failed to meet its orders in time, leaving a large number of pupils without uniform for the start of the school year.

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