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College sustainability

Mandatory requirements

The Financial Memoranda make reference to further documents which set out detailed mandatory requirements.

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Incorporated colleges

Incorporated colleges were reclassified as arms-length central government bodies in April 2014. They are now subject to the Scottish Government Regulatory and Reporting Framework which includes compliance with the Scottish Public Finance Manual, Consolidated Budgeting Guidance, Financial Reporting Manual and Whole Government Accounts.   

Financial forecasts

Institutional Efficiency

Examples of institutional efficiencies [PDF] from previous returns.

Financial statements

Colleges have agreed to provide a copy of their financial statements (annual accounts) for publication on the SFC website as a central source of information for other stakeholders.






Previous years

The financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice for Further and Higher Education (SORP)

Accounts direction

Early retirement and pensions