We have produced our fourth benchmarking report for academies, covering academies across the whole of the UK. It is designed to bring together information which you can use to benchmark your academy against others. Once again, we have provided a data sheet to allow you to compare your results with our report’s averages.
Throughout the report we provide commentary on a range of issues that are likely to be topical for you, or that you should at least be considering. 2015 was another busy year for the sector, with a further 1,000 academies opening, another update to the Academies Financial Handbook and a new Charity SORP issued there remains plenty of financial regulation news to keep on top of.
Our report looks at developments and trends over the past year, but also looks to the future. With staff costs by far the largest expense for schools, what impact will the increase in employers national contributions have for you? We also look at an area of public interest and scrutiny – headteacher and staff salaries and compensation payments, and the updated Charity SORP’s additional requirements for disclosure in these areas.
This year our benchmarking report has expanded to cover 150 academies in total; a mix of primary schools, secondary schools, free schools, special schools and MATs. To provide a wider spectrum, our sample includes a mix of UHY Hacker Young clients and other academies.
To request a copy of our 2016 academies benchmarking report, please complete the form below and you will be automatically redirected to the publication.
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