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Make school budgets go further with an Operating Lease
30 January 2019

Make school budgets go further with an Operating Lease

At this time of the year, many school business managers will be actively planning investment requirements for the year ahead, in advance of April budgets.

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Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments
8 November 2018

Forget the 'little extras', an Operating Lease helps fund schools' vital investments

While last week’s Autumn Budget delivered some encouraging and seemingly welcome commitments to stimulate UK business investment and growth, however there is a growing feeling that it was quite a different story for...

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How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy
22 March 2018

How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy

This week we speak to Emily Northin, director of marketing at Playforce, a leader in playground solutions to the education, local council and leisure sectors. Celebrating their 20th year this year, Playforce have now...

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Our stretched schools should turn to alternative finance options
22 March 2018

Our stretched schools should turn to alternative finance options

The subject of education budgets has taken its fair share of the limelight over the last few years, though sadly for the wrong reasons, with schools across the UK facing ongoing pressures when it comes to funding.

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How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with White Oak UK to drive sales
8 March 2018

How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with White Oak UK to drive sales

This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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Over 9,000 schools set to lose out to new funding formula
3 April 2017

Over 9,000 schools set to lose out to new funding formula

Last year, the Government outlined a New Funding Formula (NFF) that will see 152 local authority formulas replaced by a single national level formula.

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Operating Leases can support constraints on school budgets
23 June 2016

Operating Leases can support constraints on school budgets

A recent survey conducted by the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation, revealed that 6% of teachers reported using pupil premiums to fill holes in their school budgets. The premium, introduced in 2011...

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Finance can help ease workload for school business managers
26 January 2016

Finance can help ease workload for school business managers

A recent study by public services union Unison shows that nearly nine out of ten school business managers (SBMs) are concerned about their workloads as their responsibilities increase.

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Education Technology: making the right investment...
14 January 2016

Education Technology: making the right investment...

School Business Managers and educationalists have their eyes firmly on the prize: brand spanking new education technology with a price tag that won’t break the bank. We explore how an operating lease could make such...

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Hear LDF discuss pupil device schemes at Ed Exec LIVE
26 June 2015

Hear LDF discuss pupil device schemes at Ed Exec LIVE

In just under 4 days, LDF will be a part of Ed Exec LIVE, the fifth annual school business management event, hosted at 30 Euston Square in London. The event will deliver a variety of seminars, clinics and talks...

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