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The documents on this page are for use by those academy trusts that need to complete their 2016 to 2017 land and buildings collection tool (LBCT) by 31 October 2017. We’ve also published a brief introduction explaining why we’ve introduced the LBCT.
LBCT approval process for academy trusts with church schools
We’ve published information for academy trusts and dioceses about how to prepare and approve information in the LBCT for church schools that occupy church-owned land. Dioceses give their approval using a declaration in the LBCT Excel workbook for church schools and by signing the LBCT diocese confirmation sheet.
Please note, you can only assign one role per person to work on the land and buildings collection tool. This means you must assign the roles of LBCT Preparer and LBCT Approver to different people in your trust.
The online form uses the IDAMS registration service and trusts must be registered and set up to use the service before they can access the form.
We’ve published an Excel workbook that shows the information required to help you prepare for the online tool. It’s also available in an open document format for those who don’t have access to Excel.
Completing the workbook is optional for trusts that don’t have church schools. It covers all scenarios for all possible academy land occupation types and building usage. You can tailor the workbook to your own circumstances by deleting sections that you don’t need.
You may not use the workbook to submit your trust’s LBCT. You must use the online form.
If you have any questions about the LBCT, please contact us using our enquiry form. Please put “LBCT question at the top of the form”.
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.