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.
July Shorts
  July 18 2017
July Shorts There have been a number of announcements these last few weeks – so here is your one stop source to all the information you need. Pupil Premium Detailed school and local authority lev...
Annual Budget Forecast 2017
  June 19 2017
The ESFA has published details relating to the annual budget forecast, which must be completed by 28 July. We also share with you some information relating to employer pension schemes. Justine Greeni...
May Returns
  May 12 2017
Not some political prophecy, but a look at this month’s academy returns. ESFA Returns Academies are reminded that their Budget Forecast Return – Outturn must be submitted by Friday 19th May. Pe...
The DfE, SARA and what it means for academies
  April 25 2017
In this blog we look a little deeper into why academies are required to complete additional returns, and catch up on other news from the EFA and TPS. Sector Annual Report & Accounts (SARA) As P...
SBS Online's Funding Predictor
  April 25 2017
New Funding Predictor ensures you are receiving the correct funding from your local authority. SBS Online’s Funding Predictor allows you to forecast your income for five years by referencing studen...
Academy Budget Forecast Return - One Becomes Two
  March 30 2017
The latest ‘Dear Accounting Officer’ letter from the EFA sets out their plans to replace the Academy Budget Forecast Return, due in July, with two returns. Download the letter! → In previous y...
2017/2018 National Insurance Rates for SIMS
  February 14 2017


The new 2017/2018 National Insurance table rates will need to be added to SIMS Personnel. The following table displays the new rates: Band Upper Monthly Earnings Limit Lower Monthly Earnings Limi...
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...
Teacher pay scales 2016/17
  August 10 2016
We have implemented the new teaching staff pay scales for 2016/17. The general rule is a 1% increase in value of each 2015/16 salary scale. Last year we introduced three scale tables - A, B and C. Th...