19 May 2021
Stephanie Mason, RSM’s head of further education, said: The Skills and Post 16 Education Bill recognises the positive contribution and importance further education (FE) has on the economy which is welcome news for the sector. However, the levels and accessibility to funding will be a concern for FE providers and with known challenges around levels of funding.
21 April 2021
Contrary to popular belief, colleges are not completely exempt from tax. Instead, there is a complex web of very specific tax exemptions which you must work within if corporation tax is not to become payable. This means it is very easy to accidentally end up with a corporation tax liability.
13 January 2021
Apprenticeships are increasingly an alternative way of recruiting and plugging skills gaps. There are a number of risks and opportunities for both employers and training providers – find out more here.
13 January 2021
The prospect of setting up an apprenticeship is daunting – so it is key to do it properly. As an organisation develops its apprenticeship programmes they need to ask themselves the right questions and mitigate the risks. Read more about how organisations should be equipping themselves, and the right steps to take.
07 August 2020
The ‘Post-16 Audit Code of Practice 2019-20’ (ACOP) has been published in July 2020 and applies from 1 August 2019. It sets out the ‘assurance and accountability requirements for post-16 providers, including sixth-form and further education colleges’.
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.
25 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.