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Purchasing from online sellers: guidance

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Last updated on 13 March 2018
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Purchasing through online sellers, such as eBay or Amazon, is increasingly popular for schools. Our associate education expert advises on good practice for doing this and what to avoid. You can also see an example of local authority guidance, and a policy from a school.

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  1. 1 Demonstrating best value
  2. 2 Good financial control
  3. 3 LA guidance
  4. 4 Example from a school

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