Consultation outcome

Risk protection arrangement for academy trusts

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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on proposed changes to the risk protection arrangement (RPA) from September 2016.

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Consultation description

The proposals include:

  • reducing the amount that we deduct from the general annual grant (GAG) of member academy trusts
  • changes to the RPA membership rules

The risk protection arrangement for academy trusts is an alternative to insurance where UK government funds cover losses. More information about the existing RPA is available.


Published 17 December 2015
Last updated 12 May 2016 + show all updates
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