Academies accounts returnUpdatedYour deadline to submit is 25 January 2022. Find out how to get ready to meet the requirements and submit the form.
Academies chart of accountsUpdatedFind out what the academies chart of accounts is, how you use it, and how it'll save you time completing your financial returns.
Academy Trust Handbook: changes from September 2021The Academies Financial Handbook has been refreshed and renamed. There are no major changes, but you should still be familiar with what’s different in the new handbook. Use our summary to get up to speed.
Gender pay gap reporting: requirements, calculator and templateThe new deadline is 5 October 2021. If you’ve got more than 250 employees in your trust, you need to publish and report specific figures about your trust’s gender pay gap. Download our calculator to help you work out these numbers, and use our report template to present your data.
Key performance indicators (KPIs): requirements and guidanceUpdatedYou 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.
Rules for off-payroll workers (IR35 rules)The off-payroll working rules changed on 6 April 2021. Understand what the new rules are and how they might affect the way your schools pay for services from a worker with an intermediary.
Top-slicing academy budgetsLearn about the rules of top-slicing and find case studies on how 2 trusts set their top-slicing strategies. You can also see examples of how other trusts approach central financing.