Schools Briefing – Autumn 2021

26th November 2021

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 edition of our briefing for independent schools where we continue to discuss how schools are addressing the challenges which they have been facing over the last 20 months.

Various scams and fraud schemes have been put in place during the pandemic, so it’s important to stay vigilant. Vikram Sandhu outlines how schools can protect themselves from common frauds, who is then supported by Tony Gee, Pen Test Partners’ ethical hacker, explaining how schools could improve their cyber security.

Alex Gillespie and I outline why the management of reserves and financial monitoring is more important during turbulent times and, on the subject of cost control, Naseem Nabi summarises the options available to schools in connection with their membership of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme (TPS).

As independent schools dust off their capital development plans, Lee Stokes draws attention to the current matters which will need consideration before embarking on a new project, and Nick Bustin advises on how schools need to address three current areas of employment tax.

As always, I hope you enjoy reading this publication and do let the articles’ authors, me, or your regular contact know if you have any questions concerning the matters discussed.

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