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First Class BSc Degree for 3 of our students – Congratulations!

19th July 2018

We are pleased to announce notable achievements from three of our trainee accountants. Luke Cottam, Will Watson and Alex Sawden have all been awarded First Class BSc Degrees in Accounting and Finance by BPP University in London. The degree is combined with the regular ACA papers which means that the three students will leave the programme with both their first class degree and the full … Continue reading First Class BSc Degree for 3 of our students – Congratulations! »

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First Class BSc Degree for 3 of our students – Congratulations!

Budget Forecast – Academies

3rd July 2018

The 2018/19 online form is now available for Academy Trusts to begin preparing their budget forecast return (BFR) for the upcoming academic year. Please note that for Multi Academy Trusts one form must be completed (the same as last year) and therefore each academy within the trust’s figures must be consolidated. This year the BFR will ask trusts to provide 3 year forecast data.  General … Continue reading Budget Forecast – Academies »

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Budget Forecast – Academies

Phil George – FB’s Young Talent

22nd June 2018

One of our Louth partners, Phil George has recently been named in the 35 Under 35 list, drawn up by Accountancy Age, celebrating young talent in the accountancy industry. Phil joined the firm as a trainee chartered accountant in September 2008 after obtaining a first class degree in accountancy and finance at The University of Hull. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in December 2011.  … Continue reading Phil George – FB’s Young Talent »

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Phil George – FB’s Young Talent

Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018

6th June 2018

The Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018 was released today and you will be pleased there are no significant changes.  We remind you that this document must be used by all academy trusts when preparing their financial statements for the period ending 31st August 2018. The main changes to the Accounts Direction are: Clarification is provided that audited accounts and a copy of the audit … Continue reading Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018 »

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Academies Accounts Direction 2017 to 2018

Confused by GDPR?

15th May 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force towards the end of May 2018.  If you watch TV or listen to commercial radio it is likely that you will have seen or heard adverts warning businesses that they will need to comply. What you won’t have seen or heard is very much by way of guidance on how you can achieve this … Continue reading Confused by GDPR? »

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Confused by GDPR?

What’s the latest for Academies? Apprenticeships, GAG Funding & More

15th May 2018

Public sector apprenticeship targets within academies The government are aiming for all public bodies with more than 250 employees to employ a minimum of 2.3% of their headcount as apprentices between April 2017 and March 2021. As part of this initiative all academies will be required to report the number of people they have employed as new apprentices from April 2019. More information for apprenticeships … Continue reading What’s the latest for Academies? Apprenticeships, GAG Funding & More »

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What’s the latest for Academies? Apprenticeships, GAG Funding & More

Good news for the haulage industry

26th October 2017

In September 2017 HMRC backtracked on a change introduced in April 2016 regarding overnight expenses for truck drivers.  Following negotiations with the Road Haulage Association HMRC have agreed to reinstate fixed tax free payments for overnight stays.  The agreed amounts are £26.20 where the driver stays in the cab and £34.90 where they stay in other accommodation. There are some strings attached but these should … Continue reading Good news for the haulage industry »

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Good news for the haulage industry

Important Dates for Academy Trusts

6th October 2017

The academic year-end has passed so here is a timely reminder of the key dates coming up for Academy Trusts.The academic year-end has passed so here is a timely reminder of the key dates coming up for Academy Trusts. Autumn 2017 census date: Thursday 5th October 2017 Deadline for submitting data: Wednesday 1st November 2017 Land and building collection tool (LBCT) – 31st October 2017 … Continue reading Important Dates for Academy Trusts »

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Important Dates for Academy Trusts

Forrester Boyd Accountants move up the league table!

5th October 2017

Forrester Boyd Accountants are delighted to announce that we have moved up two places in the top 50 largest firms of accountants in the UK – the only independent firm based solely in the Humber and North Lincolnshire region to be listed. Our firm which has 12 partners and over 250 staff, with offices in Grimsby, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness and Beverley, has been ranked 41st … Continue reading Forrester Boyd Accountants move up the league table! »

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Forrester Boyd Accountants move up the league table!

Academy Trust Financial Returns 2017 to 2018

18th August 2017

The EFSA released the Academies Financial Handbook at the beginning of the month however there have been many other updates in the past month which are also useful for Academy Trusts and are summarised as follows; Academy trust financial returns 2017 to 2018 Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, has written a letter to academy trust accounting officers which sets … Continue reading Academy Trust Financial Returns 2017 to 2018 »

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Academy Trust Financial Returns 2017 to 2018