Cash Injection For Early Stage Tech Firms

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced last week that early stage technology entrepreneurs are to be given a multi-million pound cash injection under a fund called Episode 1, part of a series of Enterprise Capital Funds supported by the Government and private investment, and used to support fund managers who invest in small, high growth businesses. Continue reading

Academy Trusts’ Responsibilities

Last month the Chief Financial Officer at the Education Funding Agency (EFA), Simon Parkes, wrote an open letter to the finance directors and business managers of academy trusts outlining key points about 2012 to 2013 audited financial statements and auditor management letters, including a note on academy trusts’ responsibilities with regard to fraud and irregularity. Continue reading