Make sure you don’t under-forecast backdated pay awards
  December 14 2021
We all know that pay awards never go through on the dates you expect them to/budget for.
Now open for submissions! Budget Forecast Return Outturn (BFRO) and BFR3Year return
  June 22 2021
Academy trusts are required to submit their Budget Forecast Return Outturn (BFRO) to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
April 2019 Support Staff Pay Scales update
  March 07 2019
This blog demonstrates how SBS Online users can apply the April 2019 Support Staff Pay Scales migration to their Custom Scales. With the complete restructure of Support Scales that’s taking place...
Creating your Budget for the Next School Financial Year
  February 21 2019
As the financial year approaches one thing on everyone’s mind is creating their School Budget for next year. We have been thinking about ways we can make creating your 2019/20 Budget easier for yo...
Sage, Profile Monitor and other Updates
  December 13 2018
We have worked with Sage to produce a report template you can upload into your Excel Reports within Sage. This report will allow you to easily generate a Budget Monitor to import into SBS Online at j...
Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018
  November 30 2017
Statutory maternity and sick pay rates for 2018/19 The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018. This includes maternity, adoption, paternity a...
Effect of the new Budget on schools
  March 15 2017
Effect of the new Budget on schools A week after the Budget we look at reactions to the announcements affecting the education sector. Budget Shorts A number of education reforms were announced in the...
Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2017
  January 06 2017
Statutory maternity and sick pay rates for 2017/18 The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2017. This includes adoption, paternity and shared p...
SBS Online – November Update
  November 03 2016
The latest update to SBS Online contains some improvements to parent planners of Multi-school trusts, new rounding options and a new set of tooltips on parent planners. Trust Schools In the 'Multi-sc...
How to Budget for the Apprenticeship Levy
  September 27 2016
The apprenticeship levy has been talked about for what seems like an eternity. It is now almost upon us and we have to budget for it accordingly. The levy comes into effect in April 2017 and will se...