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MDS bands 2016/17

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We have just had our MDS form to complete from school and I have tried to find information on Gov.co.uk about the current contribution bands. I can't find anything and wondered if anyone has an up to date list or could provide a link, please? ????

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I was going to say Royal always had a list on their website but they now have a handy little calculator to work out your contribution based on their school fees. Elmhurst have a 2012/2013 chart on website under funding for years 7 - 11.

Over the years my dd had an MDS I don't think the bands varied much at all. Salaries didn't really increase as working in public sector and our contribution was much the same year on year.

We just got caught out on the DaDA by being in the wrong year group.

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Thank you for the replies - I agree the scales haven't changed much over the years, but I wanted to know what we are currently working with.

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I don't think I've ever seen one on the gov website just the schools that award them. Contact the school that gave you the MDS form and ask them about the bands.

Elmhurst were happy to give us an idea of our contribution when dd first awarded a MDS but couldn't confirm until much later in the process as it is a lot of work for the school finance team to calculate all the bits and pieces.

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hi Karen - any luck with finding out the info u need yet ! - we need it too !  ;)

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For something that is government funded it all seems very unclear & ambiguous. So much for transparency of use of public funds!

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hi Karen - any luck with finding out the info u need yet ! - we need it too ! ;)

Not yet but still hoping!

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I now have it on good authority that the bands have not yet been confirmed.

 

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The MDS bands haven't been released yet.  I usually get pre notification working in education and I haven't had anything for 2016-17.  I'm waiting too!  

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Can anyone help? I'm filling in MDS form for CAT does anyone know when your child is no longer a dependent for funding purposes... My son is 18 living at home and is an apprentice starting his degree in September... Do I still put him on Part 8 of the form?

Thanks

c4d

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Can anyone help? I'm filling in MDS form for CAT does anyone know when your child is no longer a dependent for funding purposes... My son is 18 living at home and is an apprentice starting his degree in September... Do I still put him on Part 8 of the form?

Thanks

c4d

Hi charlie4dancin, on the tax website an apprentice is classed as employed, therefore is no longer a dependent, but if he is doing a full-time degree, then he's classed as a dependent. Not sure how you work out if he's doing both. If the degree is part-time, then I would assume that he would no longer be classed as a dependent on the MDS form. Probably best to give MDS a call to double check. LTD

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i would phone and check my eldest is 19 and is in higher education but doesnt work so is classed as dependant as he doesnt earn his own money

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I declared my other daughter as a dependant when she was an apprentice (stating that she was an apprentice) and received the allowance for her. Probably no harm in trying!

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