DfE officials are reviewing the suitability of the codes for colleges as part of the work on the College Finance Handbook which is due to be published in draft form in autumn 2023 and to take effect from 1 August 2024. It is possible that this review will result in the DfE specifying two rather than three codes in future. The DfE has requested the AoC gather member views. The DfE want to know:
- of any concerns about the removal of the corporate code
- whether there are any elements of the corporate code which are useful and which are not covered in the other codes
- whether any transitional arrangements would be helpful and, if so, what form these should take.
We would be grateful to hear from you by 21 August, and your thoughts can also be submitted by using the following link.