Samantha Mann, of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, shares her advice on preparing for the end of the financial year and what to expect in the next one

Samantha Mann of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, shares her advice on preparing for the end of the financial year and what to expect in the next one

ParentPay analyses the progress of cashless payment systems in the education sector, examining the benefits to schools as well as the main barriers to adoption.

Adrian Buckle of Payments UK looks at the advantages of developing payment methods in schools and how it can incorporate accountability, assurance and safety.

It is human nature to seek the assurance that you are not too out of line with your peers. Therefore, in the last issue of Education Business, we invited Mark Rosser, of the British Educational Suppliers Association, to examine research into the current levels of resources and budgets in schools, focusing on technology. This month, Mark considers non-technology resources.

Changes in buying behaviours and increased workloads means that many schools are changing the way they purchase goods and services. Education Business revisits procurement advice from ESPO for time-strapped school buyers.

The education sector experiences the repercussions of bribery and fraud as much as any other organisation. Rachael Tiffen, of the Counter Fraud Centre at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy explains how to be wise to the corruption.

The physical exchange of money and face to face planning will soon become a thing of distant memory. Education Business looks at current trends in cashless payments and investigates how parents can be the main beneficiaries of cashless schools.

The importance of budget monitoring

Schools rely upon good solid budget plans to survive the inevitable twists and turns that the school year provides. Education Business looks at why budget plans are only worthwhile if schools know they are keeping to them.

Staying up to date with pension policy change

With many changes having taken place over the last few years, teachers should be aware of where they stand with their pensions. John Adams of the Pensions Policy Institute explains why.

The role of the finance committee

Many people are oblivious to who is in charge of the finances in their schools. Even more people are unaware of the importance of finance committees. CIPFA explains all you need to know.

The UK education sector is not immune to the impact and influence of bribery, fraud and corruption argues Rachael Tiffen, Head of the Counter Fraud Centre at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

With the popularity and frequency of alternative payment methods being introduced in schools, Payments UK looks at the developing trend for schools to use cashless payments and the benefits this brings for both the school and the parents

The responsibilities of the head teacher as accounting officer are crucial to the smooth running of an academy and in ensuring probity and financial stewardship. It is therefore vital they are supported by administrative staff and the CFO, writes Kerry Ace, CIPFA’s expert on academies

With the current trend to make cashless payments in the consumer, business and financial sectors, Education Business examines whether schools are taking the same path

CIPFA’s Kerry Ace outlines the importance of a finance committee for an academy, and how it can prove an invaluable source of guidance for governing bodies when making financial decisions

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