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Articles & Blogs Employment

National Living Wage for Uber Drivers

Friday, 26 March 2021

Uber has announced that, from 17 March 2021, all of its drivers will receive at least the National Living Wage ('NLW').

National Living Wage for Uber Drivers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Pimlico Plumbers - No Payment for Unpaid Annual Leave Already Taken

Friday, 26 March 2021

In the most recent development in Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd (March 2021), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed a worker's holiday pay claim in which he sought payment for unpaid annual leave which he had already taken.

Pimlico Plumbers - No Payment for Unpaid Annual Leave Already Taken

Articles & Blogs Employment

Shielding for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Ends on 1 April 2021

Friday, 26 March 2021

Following the recent drop in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates, the Government has announced that from 1 April 2021, the clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield.

Shielding for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Ends on 1 April 2021

Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment Immigration

Updated Guidance on Right to Work Check Grace Period for EU Citizens

Friday, 26 March 2021

The Home Office has updated 'An employers' guide to right to work checks', which provides guidance on the right to work for EU citizens starting work in the UK between 1 January and 30 June 2021.

Updated Guidance on Right to Work Check Grace Period for EU Citizens

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Understanding PCN Companies and the Impact on the Relationship with Pharmacy

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Adam Siwak looks at primary care network companies and their relationship with pharmacy.

Do You Need More Space to Host Coronavirus Vaccination Clinics?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

Friday, 19 March 2021

In December 2020 the Charity Governance Code was refreshed in accordance with its usual three yearly intervals. This year, the Code was refreshed, rather than overhauled.

Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Consultation on Amendments to KCSIE

Friday, 19 March 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on further changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). The consultation was launched on 10 December 2020 and closed on 4 March 2021.

Consultation on Amendments to KCSIE

Articles & Blogs Brexit Coronavirus (Covid-19) Immigration Independent Schools

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus Issues

Friday, 19 March 2021

The effects of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact independent schools with international staff and students. This article explores some of the immigration issues which schools are currently grappling with.

Schools Immigration Update - Dealing with Post-Brexit and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issues

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools Information Law

Data Protection Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period - Key Issues for Schools

Friday, 19 March 2021

Data protection law has been in a state of flux over the past few years with the introduction of the GDPR, the new Data Protection Act and the additional uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Data Protection Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period - Key Issues for Schools

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

Friday, 19 March 2021

The Chancellor has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until 30 September 2021. This gives employers the opportunity to utilise the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for an additional five months, with two notable changes.

Furlough Scheme Extended Until 30 September 2021

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Consultation on New National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools

Friday, 19 March 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) launched the long-awaited consultation on revised National Minimum Standards (NMSB) for boarding schools and residential special schools in England in December 2020.

Consultation on new National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Public Exams Update for Independent Schools

Friday, 19 March 2021

In our last update in January 2021, we reported on the cancellation of GCSE, AS and A-Level exams in the wake of a further period of school closures.

Public Exams Update for Independent Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment

'Period of Standby' Not Considered Proper Working Time

Friday, 19 March 2021

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) holds that a 'period of standby' is not proper working time under the Working Time Directive.

'Period of Standby' Not Considered Proper Working Time

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Does 'Sleeping-In' Count As Working Time?

Friday, 19 March 2021

The question of whether workers should receive the national minimum wage for time they are required to be on site, but asleep, has been a contentious one and has been a real concern for boarding schools and other schools with residential staff.

Does 'Sleeping-In

Articles & Blogs Employment

Workers Offered Protection For Health And Safety Detriment

Friday, 19 March 2021

An Order extending the protection from health and safety detriment to workers is awaiting parliamentary approval and is due to come into force on 31 May 2021.

Workers Offered Protection For Health And Safety Detriment