General 116: Fraudulent Invoices – Please Be Aware

Recently, another Local Authority received an email notification from one of their schools advising that account details had changed for one of their recruitment partners.

When the school received the notification via an email – that had appeared to be …

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General 115: Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) – Update

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) the 2018/19 allocations have now been released and are available on the Website.

The specific document you want is “School condition allocation: updated for 2018 to 2019”. This will open …

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General 114: Online Payment Providers IMPORTANT

If you use an online payment provider and you have set up your income coding to include commas, hyphens, and/or initials/names, please note that Revenue will no longer be able to accept that format. Revenue are moving to a new …

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General 113: Cheque Banking

Revenue have received a letter from the Post Office (27/06/18) saying that they have received a damaged A5 envelope that looks like it may have come from a school. Unfortunately they are unable to identify which school as all the …

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Funding 32: SEN Report Schedules Available on AnyComms

Please be advised that following on from the SEN Funding changes letter, the report schedules are now available to download from AnyComms.…

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General 112: Important Changes to Cash Banking

Santander are changing their rules on their coin deposits from August 18. This process will affect the way you bank, so you may want to find an alternative way to bank your income.

Other available options are:

  1. G4S collection,

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Monitoring & Reporting 54: Payroll Corrections for Month 1 and 2

In accordance with the most recent blog about CFR 2018/19, Devon Finance have informed Payroll of the changes required in relation to CFR codes E02 and E03. Payments made by Payroll will comply with the new guidance as of …

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Monitoring & Reporting 53: Consistent Financial Reporting 2018-19

The Department for Education (DfE) have published guidance relating to Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) for the financial year 2018-19. You can access the updated information on the Schools Finance Webpages. This is for local authority maintained schools and local

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Governance & Compliance 58: Budget Plan & Spring FRS Submission

The deadline has passed for schools to lock and publish their Budget Plan within HCSS Budgeting. Please check that this has been completed and if not, please notify Warren Smart ( with a valid reason why the budget …

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General 110: Keep Receiving the Blog!

You may have already seen a communication on the 27th April regarding GDPR. To ensure you keep receiving the blog updates from the Schools Finance Team, please sign up via the link below.

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