We have published an updated LBCT workbook. This can be tailored to your own circumstances by deleting sections that you don’t need. If you have used the workbook last year you won’t need to complete another. There are a few small updates in the form but nothing that will require any significant rework and you don’t have to complete this again.
You can’t use the workbook to submit your trust’s LBCT. You must use the online form.
How to contact us if you have queries
As the deadline has now passed, we will be contacting academy trusts that have not yet submitted their return to the ESFA directly. If you’re having difficulties submitting your return please see the ESFA questions section below.
If you have any questions about the LBCT, please contact us using our enquiry form. Please put “LBCT” at the top of the form.
We have also recorded an introductory video explaining all about the LBCT return.
Updated the webpage to reflect that the LBCT return deadline has passed and to update the 'how to contact us' with the academy questions details.
Page updated to reinstate the link to the online form for the land and buildings collection tool (LBCT).
Please note: The online form for the academies land and buildings collection tool (LBCT) is currently unavailable due to technical issues. We expect to restore the system by 10am on 31 October 2018.
Due to essential maintenance, the LBCT online form will be unavailable this weekend from 7am on Saturday 20 October to 8am on Monday 22 October. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We have added the webinar recording and updated the guidance document
We have added tutorial videos for how to add an occupation and asset to your LBCT return.
Updated with a link to the land and building collection tool (LBCT) online form which is now live for academy trusts to use to complete and submit their LBCT return by 5 November 2018.
Please sign-up for our [LBCT webinar](https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/lbctwebinar/) on 10 October 2018 where you'll get further guidance about the LBCT.
We have add extra details to the LBCT guidance documents and included details of the LBCT webinar on 10 October 2018. The form will go live 1 October 2018 and needs to be completed and submitted to the DfE by the 5 Novemeber 2018.
We've updated the LBCT guidance to include a diocesan user guidance document, this will provide further information for academies with church owned land and for diocesan users.
Summary guidance for academy trusts about the land and buildings collection tool. The return will open 1 October 2018 and has a deadline to be submitted to the ESFA by 5 November 2018
Updated the LBCT page to add an introductory guidance video
We've updated this page to include the most recent LBCT webinar which took place on 19 October.
Updated with information for academy trusts with church schools occupying church-owned land.
Updated with revised guidance for completing the land and buildings collection tool
Updated attachments to change the terminology for a 'right of use' occupation to 'customary occupation' and 'leasehold improvement' to 'alteration of non-freehold land/building' to match the language in the online form.