Newsletter: Moore Media 360 (May 2022)

26.05.22

Welcome to the latest edition of Moore Media 360, which is our collection of topical content from our member firms and clients from around the world. While this edition focuses on a number of topics, its spotlight is on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Here, we look at the different elements of ESG and question…

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Recovery Matters Spring 2022: Moore Kingston Smith Licensed Insolvency welcomes new partner Neil Mather

04.05.22

Welcome Neil Mather! By Ian Robert I am delighted to welcome Neil to the team. A renowned figure in the industry, his breadth of experience spanning many sectors, with particular specialisation in financial services, insurance and property will support the increasing amount of high-value work we are being engaged for, as well as bringing a…

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Academies Plus – March 2022

14.04.22

Welcome to our latest edition of Academies Plus (A+), Moore Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically created for academies and multi-academy trusts. In this issue: Current topical matters for academies Observations from the 2021 audit cycle Using education technology to address key challenges and priorities in the education sector  Reducing the risk of an employment tribunal claim…

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Academy Trust Handbook 2021

14.04.22

The rebranding of the Academies Financial Handbook as the Academy Trust Handbook this year reflected the DfE’s increasing focus on wider good governance in schools and trusts as well as good financial management. It continues to set out the requirements with which academy trusts ‘must’ and ‘should’ comply, identifying minimum good practice (unless a trust…

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Current topical matters for academies

14.04.22

Outlined below is a brief reminder of some of the important high-level topical matters that are going on in the academies sector right now. Sustainability and climate change are rapidly rising up the agenda for any trust. The reporting regulations around streamlined energy and carbon reporting are impacting on many larger trusts already and will…

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Governance update – March 2022

14.04.22

As 2022 progresses and we (hopefully) move into the final stages of the pandemic, three governance ’themes’ continue to dominate the wider education and nonprofit landscape: 1. Lessons learned during the pandemic  2. Safeguarding and equality  3. Equity, diversity and inclusion   Academies sector In some aspects, the academy sector is ahead of the game…

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Observations from the 2021 audit cycle

14.04.22

Following the end of the annual audit cycle in January of each year, we always highlight some benchmarking that was relevant during the submission of the Academies Accounts Return (AAR).   For this year, the major changes have been that Covid funding has been specifically reported for the first time, and the AAR was also more…

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Reducing the risk of an employment tribunal claim

14.04.22

Tribunal cases are prevalent and, broadly speaking, the reason there are so many is because both parties – the academy and the (ex-)employee believe they are in the right. When this type of stand-off occurs, the employee raises a tribunal claim and the process starts. There is always a risk that an academy will be…

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Moore Kingston Smith: Spring 2022 Bulletin

25.03.22

As we were finalising our Spring Bulletin, what should have been a momentous development — the gradual lifting of Covid restrictions around the UK — has taken a back seat. The Russian attack on Ukraine at the end of February now dominates the news agenda and our thoughts. While the suffering of the Ukrainian population,…

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Education Matters – March 2022

22.03.22

Welcome to the latest edition of Education Matters, our newsletter written specifically for the education sector. In this issue: Independent schools in the “new normal” Governance update Understanding the consultation process with unions Good planning and preparation will help mitigate the impact of VAT on your school What to think about when planning to sell…

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