Also known as the Academies Financial Handbook

Academy trusts must comply with this handbook as a condition of their funding agreement. It provides an overarching framework for implementation of effective financial management and other controls, consistent with your obligations as publicly funded bodies. Other resources are available to help you get the right systems in place. In addition, managing your resources will support best value and promotes public accountability.


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