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What’s new in the Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018

As another Academy financial year-end fast approaches, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has now published the Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018 (AAD).

Common themes for schools from our recent Business Leader Conferences

The Academies team at Whitley Stimpson have exhibited several school business leader conferences in recent weeks.

The (new) MAT Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF)

The Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF) was announced by the Department for Education on 14 October 2017.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2018 to 2019 is Now Open for Applications

The CIF is aimed at single academy trusts, smaller multi-academy trusts and sixth-form colleges, and is mostly allocated to address a significant condition needs with a small proportion allocated to high performing academies and colleges to address overcrowding or create extra places.

2017/18 Budget Forecast Returns

Following on from our earlier update in April 2017 on the new arrangements around the budget reporting requirements for Academies for the 2017/18 year, the ESFA have now released their guidance not

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