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Government plans will force large schools to employ apprentices - February 10, 2016
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New government proposals revealed in a consultation document indicate that schools may be required to meet new targets for apprenticeship recruitment. The new document outlines how most public sector bodies employing 250 or more people in England will need to … Continue reading Government plans will force large schools to employ apprentices


Councils charge ‘penalty fee’ to schools for academy conversion - February 10, 2016
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Schools across the country may face a penalty from their local authority if they choose to convert to become and academy, after a number of councils begin to impose fees for the conversion process. It was recently announced that Staffordshire … Continue reading Councils charge ‘penalty fee’ to schools for academy conversion


Summer school funding for poorer pupils withdrawn by the government - January 11, 2016
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The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has confirmed that the government will no longer provide additional funding to schools that operate summer schools. The EFA said it would not continue with its current funding programme for summer schools, which cost the … Continue reading Summer school funding for poorer pupils withdrawn by the government


Supply teacher spending shoots up nearly 21 per cent in a year - January 11, 2016
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New official data has revealed that school spending on supply teachers in England and Wales has increased by nearly 21 per cent in just a year. The latest data, highlighted by the Labour Party, has shown that the total amount … Continue reading Supply teacher spending shoots up nearly 21 per cent in a year


Regional differences in pupil funding addressed by Chancellor - January 11, 2016
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Regional differences in levels of funding per pupil should be corrected with a new national formula from 2017, George Osborne has confirmed. This will set a national rate for each pupil, with extra funding for those with additional needs. It … Continue reading Regional differences in pupil funding addressed by Chancellor


Academies face tough decisions following ESG cuts - December 8, 2015
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Academies will lose thousands of pounds over the next few years following the government’s decision to cut the education services grant (ESG) by almost 75 per cent. George Osborne has said that the ESG would be targeted for £600 million … Continue reading Academies face tough decisions following ESG cuts


Sixth form colleges allowed to convert to academy status - December 8, 2015
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Under new rules Sixth-form colleges will be able to convert to academy status and join multi-academy trusts. Sixth-form colleges have been struggling with reductions in budgets for some time and have been at loggerheads with the government over VAT, which … Continue reading Sixth form colleges allowed to convert to academy status


Majority of school leaders face cutting staff in the next year to balance books - December 8, 2015
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A new survey has revealed that more than half of all school leaders face making staff redundant in the next 12 months due to “severe” financial pressures. The 2015 School Leaders Survey, published by the Association of School and College … Continue reading Majority of school leaders face cutting staff in the next year to balance books


Fair funding formula to become reality by 2017 - December 8, 2015
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The government has announced that a new national fair funding formula will be introduced from 2017. Details of the formula announced by George Osborne during his Spending Review state that the new funding system will “end the unfair system where … Continue reading Fair funding formula to become reality by 2017


Schools pay-out more than £700 million to agencies to fill teacher gap - November 5, 2015
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A new report from the National Union of Teacher (NUT) has revealed that schools paid out more than £700 million to supply teacher agencies last year to fill the gap caused by a shortage of teachers. The union says schools … Continue reading Schools pay-out more than £700 million to agencies to fill teacher gap



   Client Testimonials
“Martin Sheehy came to see us and we found him very impressive. His integrity spoke for itself and that’s what you want from an accountant - someone who will do what he says.”

Bespoke Furniture Manufacturers – based in High Wycombe
2015-03-30T12:23:53+00:00
“Martin Sheehy came to see us and we found him very impressive. His integrity spoke for itself and that’s what you want from an accountant - someone who will do what he says.” Bespoke Furniture Manufacturers – based in High Wycombe
“The Fish Partnership has been doing our full audit for about 10 years. We find the team there very approachable, friendly, and extremely good at their job. They helped us out with the merger a couple of years ago, for example, and their professionalism helped it to go very smoothly.”

Environmental Services  - based in Reading
2015-09-09T12:52:08+00:00
“The Fish Partnership has been doing our full audit for about 10 years. We find the team there very approachable, friendly, and extremely good at their job. They helped us out with the merger a couple of years ago, for example, and their professionalism helped it to go very smoothly.” Environmental Services  - based in Reading
"The team at Fish Partnership really took the time to get to know the business in order to complete the audit as smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend them to any subsidiary firm in need of a specialised accountant."

Healthcare Diagnostics and IT solutions company – based in Windsor
2015-03-20T15:26:40+00:00
"The team at Fish Partnership really took the time to get to know the business in order to complete the audit as smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend them to any subsidiary firm in need of a specialised accountant." Healthcare Diagnostics and IT solutions company – based in Windsor
“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!”

“I take their advice because I feel I can trust them, and feel very comfortable with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to someone else.”

Development of building projects – based in Staines
2015-03-30T12:33:29+00:00
“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!” “I take their advice because I feel I can trust them, and feel very comfortable with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to someone else.” Development of building projects – based in Staines
“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!”

“I take their advice because I feel I can trust them, and feel very comfortable with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to someone else.”

Development of building projects – based in Staines
2015-03-30T11:40:53+00:00
“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!” “I take their advice because I feel I can trust them, and feel very comfortable with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to someone else.” Development of building projects – based in Staines
“We have been working with The Fish Partnership for eight years now and they manage all our accounting processes, from VAT and payroll to general bookkeeping and credit control.

“We like the fact they have longevity with their staff and have a great approach to business and to client relationships. There have been certain business challenges where I have had to pick up the phone to them or arrange a meeting for advice and they have always taken a very active and caring approach. They never make you feel like you are imposing, and we have recommended them often.”

Office & Stationary Suppliers – based in High Wycombe
2015-11-05T14:40:27+00:00
“We have been working with The Fish Partnership for eight years now and they manage all our accounting processes, from VAT and payroll to general bookkeeping and credit control. “We like the fact they have longevity with their staff and have a great approach to business and to client relationships. There have been certain business challenges where I have had to pick up the phone to them or arrange a meeting for advice and they have always taken a very active and caring approach. They never make you feel like you are imposing, and we have recommended them often.” Office & Stationary Suppliers – based in High Wycombe
“We know we can contact Fish straight away if there is a problem. They talk you through everything you need to consider. We have a good relationship with them so we feel able to go to them for advice and just to talk things through.”

“We are grateful that they are able to give us all the facts. They know our business so well and we are comfortable chatting to them about it.”

Corian Specialist Services – based in Leighton Buzzard
2015-03-30T12:32:01+00:00
“We know we can contact Fish straight away if there is a problem. They talk you through everything you need to consider. We have a good relationship with them so we feel able to go to them for advice and just to talk things through.” “We are grateful that they are able to give us all the facts. They know our business so well and we are comfortable chatting to them about it.” Corian Specialist Services – based in Leighton Buzzard
“The Fish Partnership are always there, always to hand. If I have any queries, I get an answer straight away. They have removed the headache for us and look after our business in a friendly, approachable, thorough manner.”

Financial Services for Mortgages & Loans  – based in Swindon
2015-03-30T13:25:00+00:00
“The Fish Partnership are always there, always to hand. If I have any queries, I get an answer straight away. They have removed the headache for us and look after our business in a friendly, approachable, thorough manner.” Financial Services for Mortgages & Loans  – based in Swindon
“You don’t always think about how much you rely on a good accountant until a bad one lets you down, and you get a big shock. I knew that The Fish Partnership would provide a highly credible, consistent and competent service.”

Business & Marketing Consultants – Based in High Wycombe
2015-03-30T11:26:23+00:00
“You don’t always think about how much you rely on a good accountant until a bad one lets you down, and you get a big shock. I knew that The Fish Partnership would provide a highly credible, consistent and competent service.” Business & Marketing Consultants – Based in High Wycombe
“We have been working with The Fish Partnership for 25 years now and they do our annual accounts. We go back to them year after year because they are trustworthy, they offer good value for money and when it comes to discussing our accounts, we get a visit from a partner at the firm. You probably wouldn’t get that with a lot of companies. They are all very friendly.”

UK supplier of metal pre-treatment chemical control systems – based in Princes Risborough
2015-09-09T11:42:15+00:00
“We have been working with The Fish Partnership for 25 years now and they do our annual accounts. We go back to them year after year because they are trustworthy, they offer good value for money and when it comes to discussing our accounts, we get a visit from a partner at the firm. You probably wouldn’t get that with a lot of companies. They are all very friendly.” UK supplier of metal pre-treatment chemical control systems – based in Princes Risborough

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