Budget Preparation 17: HCSS New Financial Year Open

Financial Year

Financial Year 2019/20 is now available in HCSS Budgeting (now called Access Education – Budgets).

You can switch between Financial Years via the Manage Budgets page, using the drop down menu in the top right-hand corner.


If you wish to bring a scenario forward from 2018/19 you have to be in the 2019/20 year and click Upgrade Scenario – where you will be presented with a drop-down list of your upgradeable Scenarios.

Teachers’ Pay

For 2019/20. you will see that the Teachers’ Pay scales have been updated to reflect the new Devon HR approved rates. For those schools that have decided to use their own progression points, you will need to amend the Pay Scales to reflect your own choices. You can do this while in the Scenario through the Pay Scales page. Once on the correct page, you will need to double-click the progression point you wish to amend, and then update it (you must remember to save each line while doing so).

Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) and Minimum per Pupil Funding (MpPF)

You may be aware that these automatic calculations are not currently working (HCSS are looking at this as a matter of urgency). You also cannot amend those fields on the School Budget Share tab to override this. As a workaround, please use the non-School Budget Share page and enter them manually.

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