Monthly Archives: May 2020

Administration 69: Schools Mutual Fund COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Update

The purpose of the Mutual Fund is to support schools by offsetting some of the additional external expenses incurred in paying for supply cover while also still paying the salary of the person who is being covered.

In …

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Administration 68: Unallocated income in suspense

For Devon schools we have unallocated income on suspense relating to both the previous and current financial year. A large number of the transactions are narrated with ‘Smart Payments’.

If your setting is missing income, please can you contact Revenue

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Administration 67: Furloughing schools staff (COVID-19)

You will be aware that the Government has set up the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which enables employers to furlough staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the agreement last week by DCC’s Pandemic Incident Management Team to allow certain …

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Governance and Compliance 67: FRS Reporting

As previously mentioned at the Babcock Bursar Briefing back in February this year, at this point in time CAPITA had not yet updated FMS to allow schools to map I08a and I08b CFR categories to the various ledger codes and …

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Administration 66: De-Delegation Behaviour Support – Error Posting

There has been an error posting for transactions narrated De-Delegation Behaviour Support in April.

The error relates to Trade Union and Maternity De-Delegation which has been posted to ledger code 4376 in error.

A correction will be made to arrange …

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Monitoring and Reporting 62: Finance report requirements for Maintained Schools

With the continued position of schools being closed or partially open we have reviewed the upcoming report requirements

FRS Reports:
It has also now been agreed that, unless your school is subject to monthly monitoring, there will be no requirement …

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General 146: Counter Fraud during the Covid Crisis – Update from Devon Audit Partnership

These are indeed very strange times and Fraudsters are fully aware that we are all spending more time at home and on line. Many will have children to deal with whilst attempting to work from home, feelings and emotions are

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Administration 65: Mutual Fund Claim Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Following on from previous guidance given regarding the Mutual Fund and the COVID-19 pandemic, further guidance to clarify claim validity is provided below.

Please note that no amount can be claimed in respect of a member of staff who has …

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General 145: Information – Increased fraud risk during the (COVID-19) pandemic

Please see below from the ESFA Update – Latest news for local authorities: 22 April 2020

Periods of instability, such as during the coronavirus pandemic, bring an increased risk of fraud. Fraudsters will actively exploit these difficult times and will

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General 144: COVID-19 – Refunds via Third Party Providers

Due to the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic you may be required to refund money to parents for services they have paid for but not receiving at present .

You must contact your provider who will be able to supply you …

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