Only 3 days left to submit your Budget Forecast Return Outturn!

Further to our recent blog on budget forecasting, this is a reminder that the Budget Forecast Return Outturn (BFRO) 2018 needs to be submitted to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) through their online form by this coming Monday 21 May.

The updates made to the online form this year have, generally, been well received, and whilst the use of validation checks on the online form have taken a little extra time to complete - they have helped ensure the information submitted is correct first time and will hopefully prevent the need for follow up queries.

The Budget Forecast Return (BFR) will need to be submitted by Monday 30 July. The ESFA will go live with the relevant form in June, when they will update their guidance to account for the extension of the number of years the Return will cover – the following three years. We will keep you informed when this guidance comes out.

In the meantime, if you need any last minute assistance with your submission or support with any issue concerning your academy trust, please get in touch with our academy specialists, Glen Bott or Ray Chaplin.

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