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Articles & Blogs Employment

Ban on Exclusivity Clauses to Be Extended

Thursday, 19 May 2022

An exclusivity clause is often used within an employment contract to restrict workers from taking on additional work with other employers. These types of restrictive clauses were banned in zero-hour contracts in 2015.

Ban on Exclusivity Clauses to Be Extended

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Delayed Employment Bill

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Queen's speech of December 2019 had originally promised an Employment Bill setting out a variety of employment rights, but unfortunately, this has been further delayed.

The Delayed Employment Bill

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Publishes Guidance for Businesses Offering Work to People Coming from Ukraine

Thursday, 19 May 2022

We take a look at the key takeaways from the published guidance for businesses looking to offer work to people coming from Ukraine.

Government Publishes Guidance for Businesses Offering Work to People Coming from Ukraine

Articles & Blogs Employment

EAT Decision Highlights Inflexibility of Tribunal Rules

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear a claim where the Claimant sent her ACAS early conciliation certificate to the Tribunal four days after she submitted her claim form.

EAT Decision Highlights Inflexibility of Tribunal Rules

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Separation for Unmarried Couples - A Hidden Sting in the Tail

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

When unmarried couples own a property together and experience a relationship breakdown, one of the main things they will need to consider is what to do with the property they live in.

Separation for Unmarried Couples - A Hidden Sting in the Tail

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

The Procurement Bill - Transforming Public Procurement

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Following the announcement in the Queen's Speech that the Procurement Bill would be rolled over into the forthcoming parliamentary session, the Bill was published on 11 May 2022.

The Procurement Bill  - Transforming Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Term Time Only Staff Holiday Entitlement: Are You Prepared for the Supreme Court Judgment?

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of The Harpur Trust v Brazel (Mrs B) is expected to be released in the coming weeks/months. This highly anticipated judgment will resolve the current uncertainty around term time only staff holiday pay entitlement.

Term Time Only Staff Holiday Entitlement: Are You Prepared for the Supreme Court Judgment?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

New Guidance on Political Impartiality in Schools

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The DfE published new non-statutory guidance on political impartiality in schools in February 2022.

New Guidance on Political Impartiality in Schools

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Homes for Ukraine and Staff Accommodation

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

We are aware of many schools and their staff supporting those arriving in the UK from Ukraine, including considering offering educational places to children and housing under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

Homes for Ukraine and Staff Accommodation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

How Does the New Charities Act 2022 Affect Your School?

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The new Charities Act 2022 recently received Royal Assent. The changes are wide-ranging and focus on reducing the regulatory burden of certain administrative charity rules to help charities run more smoothly.

How Does the New Charities Act 2022 Affect Your School?

Articles & Blogs Technology Technology & Startups

The New Scale-up Visa Route - Will it Help Tech Businesses?

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

On 22 August 2022, the new Scale-up visa route will launch, with the aim of helping fast-growing businesses recruit talented individuals from overseas to aid their continued growth.

The New Scale-up Visa Route - Will it Help Tech Businesses?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection

How to Ensure Your Organisation is Complying with the Data Protection Act

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Watch our latest video in which our expert lawyers answer questions on vital data protection law. This time we talk about compliance, and what to do to ensure that you can meet the requirements of the law.

How to Ensure Your Organisation is Complying with the Data Protection Act

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Exams Season 2022 - How to Ensure Your School Is Prepared

Friday, 13 May 2022

Schools and pupils are busily preparing for A-level and GCSE exams, among others, which run through until the end of June.

Exams Season 2022 - How to Ensure Your School Is Prepared

Articles & Blogs Employment

Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments Does Not Make a Dismissal 'Unfair'

Friday, 13 May 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that failing to make reasonable adjustments did not automatically render a dismissal unfair.

Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments Does Not Make a Dismissal 'Unfair'

Articles & Blogs Employment Tax

How to Properly Analyse Employee Status for Tax Purposes

Friday, 13 May 2022

In two recent decisions, the Court of Appeal has emphasised the need to look beyond mutuality and control when determining employee status for tax purposes.

 How to Properly Analyse Employee Status for Tax Purposes