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The Government announced on 13 July 2023, that teachers will be awarded a 6.5% pay award with effect from September 2023, and to advisory points, with higher increases to parts of the Main Pay Range to reach a minimum starting salary of £30,000 outside London, with slight variations to the London pay ranges.

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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. 

The NEU is planning to strike on Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th July 2023.

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.

The National Education Union (NEU) announced that its members have overwhelmingly rejected the 2023 pay offer and would be holding further strikes.

The 2022 pay deal for support staff in schools which follow the National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions for support staff was that all pay points would increase by £1925 per annum.  

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.  

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