04 February 2020
Apprenticeships are a powerful tool in narrowing the poverty gap and giving opportunity to those who have traditional not been exposed to them. They can come with some complex rules and tick boxes, read more about what organisations need to consider when it comes to offering an effective apprenticeship programme.
David is a partner, leading our Digital and IT Strategy team. He has considerable strategy, systems selection, project delivery and operations experience.
06 January 2020
The PRA published the latest in sequence of Dear CEO letters on the subject of regulatory reporting at the end of October. Consistent with earlier ones, this letter reiterates firms’ obligations to ensure regulatory returns are accurate, compliant with the rules and that the reporting framework is subject to an adequate degree of governance and oversight.
Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.
Financial Services Accounting and Financial Reporting Director
James is an accounting and financial reporting director in RSM’s financial services team. James specialises in advising financial services clients on matters including technical accounting, transaction structuring and prudential risk management.
26 November 2019
This week's university strikes have once again put the spotlight on the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector. The latest report from the Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that 71 higher education institutions are now subject to enhanced monitoring requirements amid concerns around their financial viability and sustainability.
22 November 2019
Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
Jennifer is an experienced employment solicitor who helps businesses with people management, assisting clients with complex issues involving their people and implementing a solution in accordance with clients’ objectives.
11 November 2019
Louise Tweedie comments on the Office for Students value for money strategy 2019 to 2021 which was issued on 18 October 2019. Value for money will be measured through a number of high level proxies which (in the same way as the Teaching and Student Outcomes Framework may be a proxy for teaching excellence) may or may not be in the control of the higher education provider, and have a greater or lesser correlation to traditional concepts of value for money based on economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Click here to read Louise’s thoughts and consider potential impacts to the higher education sector.