The Charity Commission has published new guidance on how trustees should manage and review relationships between their charity and connected non-charities. For independent schools this includes any trading subsidiary.
On 15 January 2019, the government published the above consultation paper with its stated aim of ensuring "all affected sectors have an opportunity to share views on the impact these changes will bring."
Schools will have heard the news regarding the proposed changes to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS). With effect from September 2019, employer pension contributions are set to rise from 16.4% to 23.6%.
This article summarises some of the principal legal and planning issues that Governors and School Bursars will need to consider when putting bank finance in place to fund projects. As ever, forward planning is key.
On 4 July the DfE issued the final version of Working Together to Safeguard Children (Working Together 2018) which applies to all organisations with functions relating to children across England from 29 June 2018.