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Subcontracting Deadlines 2020

Subcontracting Deadlines 2020

Approaching subcontracting deadlines...

 Subcontractor Declaration

Monday 31 August 2020 is the deadline to submit your subcontractor declarations, that means all organisations delivering ESFA funded adult prgrammes including;

  • all apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • 16 to 19 provision.

"Please also note that if you do not subcontract but receive direct funding from ESFA, you are still required to make a nil return."

See the ESFA Update for further details.

Subcontracting Audit

31st July is normally the annual deadline for lead providers to obtain their subcontracting audit and submit their certificate, however, the ESFA has extended the deadline to 30th September 2020 as shown in the 15th July update newsletter.

"We set out in our funding agreements and funding rules the requirement for providers we fund to obtain an annual report from an external auditor that provides assurance on their arrangements to manage and control their delivery subcontractors."
P2 Providing external assurance on subcontracting controls.

Requirements are found in the Providing external assurance on subcontracting controls documentation.

If you're looking for an external auditor we highly recommend Andy Jewitt at Specialist Financial Solutions.

"Andy has, over the last few years, partnered with many lead providers, both regionally and nationally, who required an assurance report in respect of their subcontracted provision and has also engaged with lead providers on a consultancy basis in respect of their systems and controls ahead of ESFA financial assurance reviews."

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