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Hard, soft or somewhere in the middle: the effects and implications of Brexit in the Public Sector

The effects of Brexit on social housing, and the public sector workforce, shared services and the environment, are broad and uncertain. What will…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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Calculating strike pay deductions, important decision from the Supreme Court

An important judgment has clarified how much pay an employer is entitled to deduct when a teacher takes part in lawful strike action.


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Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.


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The Apprenticeship Levy: a guide for higher education institutions

In the 2015 Autumn Statement, the Government announced its intention to introduce an ‘apprenticeship levy’ to facilitate increased numbers of…

Susan Matthews
Susan Matthews Principal Associate

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Dismissal of head teacher for failure to disclose potential safeguarding risk was fair

The court decided that a head teacher had been fairly dismissed for failing to disclose her relationship with a person convicted of making indecent…

Stephen Peacock
Steve Peacock Partner

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Shared Parental Leave & Pay

The principle of SPL is simple; a new approach to allow families more choice and flexibility over how they look after children in the first year.

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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Department of Education publishes updated privacy notices for schools and local authorities

On 26 April 2016, the DfE published updated forms of privacy notice, for schools and local authorities to issue to individuals about the collection of…

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Legal Director

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Higher education and construction – some current trends

The market for procurement by universities remains healthy. A recent report showed university spending on non-residential development was at an…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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