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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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General 109: Local Educational Charity Celebrates Success

Left to right , Cllr Percy Prowse Trustee, Sarah Vickery of the Montgomery School & Wynstream Primary School Federation, and Cllr Rob Hannaford Chair Heles Educational Trust, with the improved and new play equipment at Montgomery School, St Thomas.

The …

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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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