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7 reasons why the CUC HE Audit Committees Code of Practice is good for the sector
Lisa Randall

03 August 2020

The Committee of University Chairs (CUC) published its Higher Education (HE) Audit Committees Code of Practice (the Code) in May 2020. The updates to the Code are certainly welcomed in particular during these unprecedented times with significant change, uncertainty within the sector and changing risk profiles.

Higher Education needs to consider all options from mergers to insolvency in the current climate
Lindsey Cooper

09 July 2020

The recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies paints a fairly gloomy picture for Higher Education and identifies that up to thirteen establishments may be at risk of insolvency.

Academies Financial Handbook: delivering internal scrutiny during and after coronavirus
Stephanie Mason

13 May 2020

Coronavirus lockdown and lack of onsite internal scrunity is putting academies in a tough position in their attempts to gather assurance and information for their summary reports as outlined in the financial handbook.

RSM responds to Government measures to protect higher education sector
Lisa Randall

04 May 2020

Today the Government announced a range of measures to protect the higher education sector which will be seen as a positive step for most university providers.

Zero rate of VAT for charity sector digital publications
Audrey Fearing

01 May 2020

The Government has announced that the application of the zero rate of VAT to supplies of 'digital publications' will be brought forward to 1 May.

Independent schools discounts on summer term fees: a gift aid opportunity
Graham Batty

03 April 2020

With schools being closed to all but the children of key workers and trying to provide online rather than face to face education, many are offering a discount on summer term fees.

Practical steps and Government reliefs for the education sector
Stephanie Mason

23 March 2020

We have looked to summarise the practical steps those in the education sector should be looking to take to mitigate the issues caused by coronavirus.

Apprenticeships
Mike Cheetham

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.

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.

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