Update regarding the Budget Forecast Return (BFR) for 2021

Posted  15th February 2021

This academic year has been full of deadline and submission amendments and this blog post is no different!

In the latest ESFA update (10th February), it has been announced that for 2021, two academies budget forecast returns will be combined to a single form.

This is to aid the administrative effort required to complete both forms. The new single form will incorporate the usual BFRO and BFR3Y data including the 3 year forecast elements. The go-live date for the new form will be 22nd June 2021 with the deadline being 27th July 2021 which tallies up with the usual timings of the BFR3Y. Guidance on the BFR for 2021 can be found here and as ever if you would like any support to submit the combined returns, please let us know.

Training webinars will be run in the coming months and we can also undertake that work on your behalf.

Our service desk can be contacted on 0345 222 1551 • Option 2, or email financeservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk.

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