Don’t buy booze, funding agency tells Mats

The government is clamping down on academy trusts buying alcoholic drinks or excessive gifts with public money.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has highlighted the purchase of alcohol as an example of “irregularity and impropriety” which have come to light during its investigations of academy trusts.

Its new Academy Accounts Direction (AAD) warns that alcohol and excessive gifts are now classed as irregular expenditure and will be seen as not using public money “for the purpose it was intended.”

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