Academies Financial Handbook 2015

A handbook issued by EFA, setting out academies' financial requirements for the period beginning 1 September 2015.

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Academies Financial Handbook 2015


The Academies Financial Handbook sets out the financial management, control and reporting requirements that apply to all academy trusts. It describes a financial framework for trusts that focuses on principles rather than detailed guidance and reflects their accountability to Parliament and to the public. Compliance with the handbook is a condition of each trust’s funding agreement.

Published 22 July 2015
Last updated 22 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. The Education Funding Agency has updated the hyperlinks to procurement guidance in section 3.1.5 and in Annex D - Further sources of information. The hyperlink in section 3.8.3 to the guidance on property transactions has also been updated.

  2. First published.