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  • Cash flow forecasts: guidance for academies Learn how to manage cash flow as a school business manager (SBM). Find out what to include in your monthly forecasts to help you monitor and report income and expenditure. See a template from the ISBL and get tips for filling out cash flow templates.
  • Charging for school premises: lettings Generate income for your school by letting your school premises. Learn how to set your costs and where to turn for advice on VAT.
  • Monthly financial management for academies Get to grips with what you need to prepare and do when it comes to monthly budget monitoring reports for academy trusts.
  • Procedures for keeping track of money in school How can schools keep track of money? We look at guidance from the Audit Commission on financial controls. We also relay advice from one of our associate experts on how to keep track of incoming cash, and guidance from another of our experts on petty cash management.
  • Returns required from academies UpdatedFind out what data and returns you must submit and by when - including your audited accounts, budget forecast return and teachers' pension returns.
  • Rules for off-payroll workers (IR35 rules) The off-payroll working rules changed on 6 April 2021. Understand what the new rules are and how they might affect the way you pay for services from a worker with an intermediary.
  • Voluntary funds: what can they be used for? Read guidance from the Charity Commission and our education experts on using voluntary funds, and see examples of how schools use their funds, including cases where the school is registered as a charitable organisation.