Monthly Archives: April 2018

Budget Preparation 16: HCSS Optional Update to NJC Scales 18/9

HCSS have just released an update to the system to reflect the new NJC Scales which took effect from April 2018. This will be an optional update as schools may have put in their own inflation rates affecting 2018/19 and …

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Budget Preparation 15: HCSS Potential Staffing Issue

It has become apparent there is a potential glitch in the Staffing side of HCSS where schools may have manually edited an existing contract, inflating values and removing FTEs. HCSS are aware of this and are currently investigating the problem. …

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General 108: Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) – Update

The Capital team have just been informed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency that the DFC allocations won’t be available until the Summer. In the interim they have provided a ready-reckoner for schools’ use.

If you have any questions …

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Administration 45: Maintained Schools Carry Forward Notifications to Finance Team

Dear Colleagues,

If you have not already done so, would you please notify us of any relevant carry forward as outlined in the Central Payment Schools Letter by Friday 27th April.

“If you are intending to carry forward …

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Administration 44: Schools Financial Efficiency – Metric Tool

The School Finance Team have been advised that DfE have updated the Metric Tool for both Primary and Secondary schools relating to 2015/16. For more information and to see how your school compares, please visit the Schools Financial Efficiency Metric

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General 107: Amazon Business Accounts – Purchases From International Sellers

Thank you to all schools who have been sending in their Amazon-related paperwork for our compliance review, which is now complete.

Please note the following new guidance, which relates to purchases from Amazon International Sellers outside the European Union (e.g. …

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