Due to systems issues, templates for the Annual Financial Accountability Reports (FAR) and Output Variation Reports (OVR) will not be available until 10 September 2014.

The due date for both the annual FAR and OVR is 30 September 2014. This will allow 20 days for providers to submit both their FAR and OVR to meet the due date.

To ensure reports are successfully submitted by the due date, providers are requested to prepare in advance and be ready to submit their OVR and FAR once the template becomes available from 10 September 2014. Please note that extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Information about the requirements for the FAR is available in the FAR User Guide located under the “General Resources” tab.

Further advice will be posted when the reports become available.