Academies accounts returnThe accounts return online form will be available on 4 November 2019 and the deadline is 20 January 2020. Find out how to get ready to meet the requirements and submit the form.
Academies chart of accountsThe DfE recommend adopting the new academies chart of accounts from September 2019. Find out what it is, how you use it, and how it'll save you time completing your financial returns.
Employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension SchemeEmployer contribution rate for teachers' pensions are increasing from September 2019 to 23.6%. Get more information on the planned government funding that will be provided to academies for the 2019/20 academic year to cover this rise.
Key performance indicators (KPIs): requirements and guidanceYou must set financial key performance indicators (KPIs), and report on them to trustees. It's also a good idea to set other KPIs as part of your improvement planning. Have a look at examples of KPIs you might use, and see approaches from other trusts.
Land and building collection toolThe land and building collection tool (LBCT) opened on 1 October 2019 and the deadline is 4 November. Find out what you need to fill in (and how it differs from last years).
Top-slicing academy budgetsTop-slicing is a key aspect of MAT finance. Learn about the rules of top-slicing and read case studies on how 2 trusts set their top-slicing strategies. You can also see examples of how other trusts approach central financing.