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An uplift to the UIFSM per–meal rate has been announced. The rate will increase from £2.41 to £2.53 from the start of the 2023/24 academic year. 

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The long awaited draft Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 has finally been published. 

The deadline for the budget forecast return (BFR) has been confirmed as 31st August 2023.

ESFA has published details of the academies accounts return (AR) 2022/23.

The Academies Accounts Direction for accounting periods ending 31st August 2023 has been published.

Teachers in England have been offered a pay rise after the Government set out an offer on pay, conditions and workload to the education unions.  

The PE and sport premium helps primary schools make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity that they provide.

The National Employers for local government services announced yesterday, 23rd February, the offer of a pay increase of at least £1,925 from April 2023.

The recently published evidence to the STRB reiterates the Department’s view that targeting pay at the early career with a higher starting salary of £30,000  ‘’remains critical to addressing recruitment and retention challenges where they are greatest and thereby ensuring good value for money for taxpayers’’. 

On 12th January 2023 the Government announced a consultation on calculating holiday pay entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers.   

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