Names of academies missing account submission deadline

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Dear Department for Education

I should be grateful if you could send me the names of academy trusts which missed the submission date for accounts of 31 December for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

I should also be grateful if you could send me names of academy trusts which, having missed the deadline in 2017, had still not sent their accounts to the Department for Education by 31 March 2018.

If details of the former are already in the public domain, I should be grateful if you could provide a link because I have been unable to find this information.

Yours faithfully

J Downs

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to offer my apologies for the delay in responding. The
Department takes very seriously its obligations under the Act, including
the requirement to respond within the statutory deadline of 20 working
days. I am afraid that we have not been able to maintain this standard in
this instance and while there may be considered to be mitigating
circumstances, this delay is not acceptable and I am very sorry for the
inconvenience it may have caused you.


Yours faithfully,

Dear ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,
Thank you for letting me know there will be a delay. As you acknowledged, Freedom of Information requests should be answered within 20 working days after receipt of request.

I should be grateful, therefore, if you could ensure I receive a belated reply before Tuesday 12 March.

Yours sincerely,

J Downs

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

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Dear Sir/Madam,


Thank you for your request for information, please find the attached
correspondence letter and its related information file that answer to your


Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Many thanks



Academies Financial Reporting Division

Operations Directorate

Department for Education

20 Great Smith Street