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Academies and Free Schools Seminar: Top tips for schools to save money

Mon 24 Jun 2013

2:00pm - 4:00pm

MHA Maclntyre Hudson, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

About the seminar

Our joint seminar will bring you ideas and case studies of how Academies and Free Schools can make the most efficient use of funds and save money when budgets are tight. MHA Maclntyre Hudson, Winckworth Sherwood and Lloyds TSB have come together to provide you with an outlook of all areas of expenditure, so that you can draw on all our experiences and suggestions to help you stay within your budgets and reduce your costs in the short and long term.

Areas of discussion will be:

Bianca Silva, Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson will focus on how you can save money through:

  • The audit process - how to be cost effective
  • Planning ahead, linked to Reserves policy and cash flow
  • Reducing net costs on areas ranging from salaries and IT, to VAT recovery on capital projects and additional income

Andrea Squires, Partner and Theresa Kerr, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood will present on:

  • Joint purchasing decisions and how to negotiate better discounts    
  • Contract management
  • Managing resources, redundancy and restructuring and how to approach these issues in the context of the recent changes to STPCD
  • Successful capital bids
  • The effective use of facilities

And finally, Ian Buss, Head of Education at Lloyds TSB Commercial will explore some of the more common areas of fraud and some simple and practical steps that can reduce the risk of activities happening in your school's finance department.

Agenda

13.45pm - 14.00pm
Registration / tea & coffee

14.00pm
Welcome, Bianca Silva, Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson

14.10pm
Watching the Pennies, Bianca Silva, Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson

14.45pm
Collaboration and Collective Purchasing, Andrea Squires, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood

15.05pm
Managing School Contracts, Theresa Kerr, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood

15.20pm
Efficiency - Reducing the Risk of Fraud, Ian Buss, Head of Education at Lloyds TSB Commercial

15.40pm
Conclusion, questions and answers

16.00pm
Close, refreshments

This seminar is free of charge. 

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