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Weekly Bulletin No. 835

Tuesday 27th October 

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Update from the Director of Finance

Every fortnight, Director of Finance David Hughes updates the Finance Division on key business issues and matters. Where relevant, we will also share this news via the CUFS Bulletin to keep our wider Finance community informed. David's latest update featured the Finance Division's successful bid to the Planning and Resources Committee to fund the Finance Transformation Programme's Strategic Procurement and Purchasing project. This update can be accessed here:

Issued by Nicola Lawrence - Finance Transformation Programme


Barclays Bank, Cherry Hinton Road Branch Closure

We have recently been advised that the Cherry Hinton Road branch of Barclays Bank will be closing permanently from Friday 27th November 2020.

The Sidney Street branch, with our own dedicated cashier, remains open and is the preferred branch to use:

  • Sidney Street – 9am-3pm Monday-Friday except Wednesday (10am-3pm).
Where Sidney Street is not the most convenient alternative, other branches that are still open are as follows:
  • Chesterton Road – 9am-4pm Monday-Friday except Wednesday (10am-4pm). The counter closes 2pm daily at this branch.
  • Addenbrookes – 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday except Wednesday (10am-4.30pm. The counter closes 4pm daily at this branch.
The St Andrews Street branch is open, but as they state the counter is currently closed we recommend using the Sidney Street branch. Outside of Cambridge, other branches such as St. Ives or Haverhill can also be used if necessary.
Opening hours have been subject to change ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, please check the branch finder on Barclays website ( for the most up to date information before visiting.
If you have any comments regarding the service you receive at any Barclays Branch, please do let me know.

Issued by Simon Miller - Helpdesk & Cash Management Supervisor


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Financial Users Group (FUG) Friday 6th November

The next Financial Users Group will be held via Microsoft Teams

Everyone is welcome, just click on this link at 10am on Friday 6th November to join in or sit back and listen.

The agenda, papers, future dates and previous recordings are available here.

Issued by Lesley Dent - System Administrator


Procurement heading

Gases Framework Agreement extension and associated price increases

Please be aware that the IUPC Lab Gases Framework Agreement (LAB5035 LU) will be extended by a final 12 months from 31st October, to allow time to go out to market for a replacement framework agreement.

BOC LTD (Supplier No: 60444) have advised that there will be a 4.5% increase on all products on the framework from 1st November. AIR LIQUIDE UK LTD (Supplier No: 61616) and AIR PRODUCTS PLC (Supplier No: 60198) have also advised that there will be increases but, as of this point, details have not been finalised.

Issued by Helen Stuckey - Procurement Services


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Forthcoming courses (via Teams)

VAT and the University, Wed 4 Nov

This course provides an overview of VAT basics and how they apply to the University.

Quick Tip: CUFS Setting up favourites

Save time by creating a list of commonly used tasks, across responsibilities, on your Home Page. View the document here or video here.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training

FAQ heading

Monthly Accounting Timetable

To view the status of the monthly process including the month end close dates please use the following link: Accounting Timetable


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