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Education update

16th October 2018

Rates relief The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have now included an online form for academy trusts to claim funding for national non-domestic rates (NNDR). Schools can now claim funding for the 2018/19 financial year and you can reclaim funding as far back the 2015/16 financial year if you haven’t already done so. Further guidance and the online form can be found here. School … Continue reading Education update »

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Education update

We’re in the Top 50!

15th October 2018

We have maintained our place in the Top 50 UK accountancy firms with a ranking of 45th in the recently announced 2018 Accountancy Age Top 50+50 Survey League Table. We are the only independent firm based solely in the Humber and North Lincolnshire region to achieve this listing. With 10 partners, and branches in Grimsby, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness and Beverley we continue to be a … Continue reading We’re in the Top 50! »

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We’re in the Top 50!

VAT and the B word

11th October 2018

With the ongoing uncertainty over the Brexit negotiations it has been very difficult, if not impossible, for us to advise clients on how to plan for life outside the EU.  We now have some HMRC-published guidance that attempts to explain how the VAT landscape may look if we exit without a deal.  Of course for planning purposes this is still of limited use, as it … Continue reading VAT and the B word »

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VAT and the B word

Budget announcement

4th October 2018

Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver his annual budget on Monday 29th October.  With all of the continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit the smart money appears to be on a relatively quiet affair.  However Theresa May’s hints about the “end of austerity” at this week’s Conservative Party conference may suggest one or two interesting announcements. An update on plans to expand Making Tax Digital … Continue reading Budget announcement »

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Budget announcement

Academies Financial Handbook

28th September 2018

Please be aware that the Academies Financial Handbook 2018 became effective as at 1st September 2018. A copy of the handbook can be found here and if you haven’t already please make yourselves familiar with any changes to this year’s edition. There are two main areas of change. One of these is surrounding management accounts, which now must be shared with the Chair of Trustees monthly … Continue reading Academies Financial Handbook »

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Academies Financial Handbook

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