Leasing can improve your Ofsted score...and your reputation According to recent reports by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) we are currently experiencing the worst educational spending fall in the UK since the 1950s. However, these cuts haven’t curtailed the ambition and expectations of the government and the national curriculum to achieve better standards of academic excellence, from primary schools all the way up to FE institutions. The national curriculum asks schools to consider [...]
CFOs' views on business investment and finance Results of a survey of CFOs and senior managers about business plans and experience of sourcing business finance.
Real evidence that ICT leasing supports improved learning According to BESA (the trade association for educational suppliers) nearly half of all schools anticipate that more than 50% of pupils’ time will be exposed to teaching and learning through technology in 2014. From recent news reports on school technology take-up it looks like ICT is set to become even more embedded in all learning, with pre-loaded iPads, interactive learning programmes, coding, and apps leading the [...]
A much sign-posted freeze in fuel duty, an extension of the 2% increase in company car tax, a £200 million fund to repair the UK’s roads and a rise in VED in line with inflation. These were some of the headlines of interest for fleet operators announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his fifth Budget speech and possibly the last before the next General Election. In the Budget, which was, said Mr Osborne, for [...]