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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 alternatives
    22 March 2018

    Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives

    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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