Apprenticeship Levy 3: Monthly Charges

Apologies for the delay of the Apprenticeship Levy charges for April – July, these will be processed this month.

The August charges will follow shortly.…

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General 135: Phone Landline Services

Phone landline services – message from Devon Procurement Services and ICT Commissioning

As at September 2019, Devon County Council’s contract for phone landline services has been transferred from Elite Group to Capita IT Services. The service you receive will be

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General 134: New Online Journal Database

We have been contacted by a few schools since returning from the summer holidays stating that they are having issues accessing the ‘Online Journal Transfer System’. If this is the case, please email the School Finance Team. Additionally, if …

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Administration 52: Supplementary Fund to the Teachers Pension Grant

The Department for Education has announced an accompanying funding to the Teachers’ Pension Grant, being a Supplementary Fund.

Schools will be able to apply to the fund if their grant allocation falls short of their actual pension cost increase between …

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General 133: Press Release from Education Funding Collaboration Group

Please see attached press release from the Education Funding Collaboration Group, which includes f40, NEU, NAHT and ASCL, about the funding we all believe should be set aside for schools up to 2022/23.

It is the first time the groups …

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Governance & Compliance 63: 19/20 Summer FRS Reports

The 19/20 summer FRS reports are due in from all maintained schools to the Local Authority on or before the end of the summer term. Please make sure that these have been submitted using Anycomms via the ‘Finance Information’ community.…

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General 132: Cheque Processing – Revenue

Revenue have moved to new cheque reading and imaging scanning software. This is to automate and speed up the cheque deposit process  and eliminate fraud.

If you are sending cheques to Revenue, please adhere to the following guidelines – as …

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General 131: Unallocable Income from Ilsham English Hub – is it yours?

Revenue have a number of income transactions for £250 from Ilsham English Hub, but are unable to identify the beneficiary schools – as the remittance advices have been requested to be sent direct to the school. If you have a …

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General 130: Project Bids for Invest to Save Summer 2019

Devon Education Forum (DEF) and School Finance Group (SFG) are inviting project bids to a time limited fund.

The project bid will focus on work within SEND with the intention of improving practice in the SEND system across schools and …

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Administration 51: Maintained Schools Carry Forward Notifications to Finance Team

As previously mentioned on the School Finance Blog back on the 9th May 2019, it is a requirement to notify the Local Authority of any relevant carry forward as outlined in the Central Payment Schools Letter. However, not all …

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