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71 higher education institutions subject to enhanced financial monitoring
Lindsey Cooper

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.

Further education and sixth form college board assurance
Stephanie Mason

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 Mansoor

Manager

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.

How is value for money measured within higher education institutions?
Louise Tweedie

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.

Higher education risk register analysis 2019
Lisa Randall

30 October 2019

The higher education (HE) sector faces several uncertainties and inter-related risks which need to be managed. This is necessary, not only to protect the institution, but also to enable opportunities to be seized. RSM’s latest risk register analysis enables your institutions risk profile with that of others. This helps you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’

Education supremo Sir David Carter urges closer collaboration among multi-academy trusts
Hannah Catchpool

18 October 2019

Sir David Carter, the former national school’s commissioner, has urged multi academy trusts (MATs) to be more open and to work more closely together to better understand risk and thus achieve their ultimate success. His comments were made as part of a new academic report by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

A deafening silence for the social housing sector
Keith Ward

15 October 2019

Yesterday’s Queen’s speech provided little clarity on the direction of travel for social housing provision in the UK, which many will see as disappointing at a time when support to build new homes is needed. But is the silence representative of what is happening in the sector?

VAT recovery on fund-raising
Steve Hodgetts

08 October 2019

One of the founding principles of the VAT system is that VAT incurred on costs should be reclaimed, provided it can be linked to a transaction which affords a right to VAT recovery. But how strong does this link have to be?

Majority of Scottish charities support an industry kitemark for good governance
Marc Mazzucco

04 October 2019

The majority of Scottish charities believe a kitemark for good governance would help to increase public confidence in the charity sector.

Hannah Gibson-Patel

Senior HR Consultant

Hannah is a client focussed HR specialist with over 15 years’ experience in HR Consulting and Outsourcing, including HR strategy, policy, compliance, change management and employee engagement. Hannah has a particular focus on Charities and the Education sector.

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