Academies land and buildings collection tool

Guide to help academy trusts and diocesan users submit their land and buildings collection tool to the ESFA.

Applies to England



Land and buildings collection tool (LBCT) 2022

Please note there are Microsoft service issues that are affecting the LBCT form. If you aren’t able to access the form or it’s slow, please try again later. We’ll update this page to let users know when normal service has resumed.

The land and buildings collection tool (LBCT) is now available for all academy trusts in scope to complete their return. The submission deadline of 21 February 2023.

LBCT Login

Academy land and buildings collection tool workbook

You can use the workbook to help prepare for the return. It will show you all of the data fields in the LBCT form, including the new ‘non-land and building’ leases section and additional questions for some occupancies. These are clearly marked in the excel workbook. You can tailor the excel workbook to suit your circumstances by deleting sections that aren’t relevant.

Please note that we will not accept the workbook as a submission, we will only accept returns made via the online form.

How to contact us if you have queries

Sector dial-in for trusts

During the period that the LBCT return is live, we’ll continue to support you via MS Teams calls below.

You can join on your computer or mobile app via this link or you can call via 020 3321 5238 and when prompted, enter ID 858 249 56#.

Date Time
26/01/2023 10:30 - 11:00
31/01/2023 10:30 - 11:00
02/02/2023 10:30 - 11:00
07/02/2023 10:30 - 11:00
09/02/2023 10:30 - 11:00
14/02/2023 10:30 - 11:00
16/02/2023 10:30 - 11:00

If you have any questions about the LBCT return, you can contact us using our enquiry form. Please select ‘Academies financial returns’ and quote “LBCT” and your Trust UPIN.