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Looked After Call: a single location for data on looked after children

With the number of children entering the care system increasing every year, local authorities are under pressure to meet their duty under…

Digital parent engagement in the next normal: Driving connections and connectivity across school communities

We recently surveyed over 400 UK schools and MATs to investigate the impact of lockdown on parent engagement and integral operations. …

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August furlough update – employers must start contributing

As we enter August, the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) also takes on a new phase with employers now having to…

5 essential school office tasks to do before September

We all know that this year, September will be drastically different. Now is the best time to start preparing for…

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What taxes will rise to pay for colossal COVID debts?

The coronavirus crisis has left a monster-sized hole in the public finances.  Borrowing is set to spill over into an…

AML fines rising: compliance crucial despite COVID

By Steve Murray Keeping on top of the demands of anti-money laundering requirements is as crucial as ever, despite accountants…

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Payroll at the heart of employee engagement

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many businesses re-evaluating their key functions, creating an ideal opportunity for payroll professionals to…

Capital Gains Tax rise to fill COVID budget black hole?

Are we going to see a rise in capital gains tax as Ministers bid to claw back the colossal outlay…

Advanced truancy management: why schools are adopting Absence Call

The national absence figure stands at around 4.8%, or 388,800 pupil absences every year. That’s a staggering figure, and it’s…