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Is Your University Prepared for New Changes to Employment Law?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

On 6 April 2020, several significant changes to employment law will come into effect. We have outlined key changes to the law which universities need to be aware of, and further developments later in the year.

Is Your University Prepared for New Changes to Employment Law?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

International Students - Balancing Books and Academic Applications

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

It is estimated that last year Chinese students were worth about £1.7 billion to the UK higher education sector. How can UK universities simultaneously keep funds above board, while maintaining the cultural diversity the nation is renowned for?

International Students - Balancing Books and Academic Applications

Articles & Blogs Higher Education Independent Schools

Bank LIBOR Interest Rate Reforms - Meet SONIA

Monday, 20 January 2020

University Finance Directors and School Bursars should be aware of upcoming reform of benchmark interest rates in the United Kingdom, particularly for those schools with long term loans based on the sterling LIBOR rate of interest.

Bank LIBOR Interest Rate Reforms - Meet SONIA

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

What Should Universities Expect of the OfS as Principal Regulator?

Monday, 16 December 2019

In this article we recap the role of the OfS as principal regulator for charity law purposes, discuss the effect of the recent publications and consider how the approach of the OfS may develop over time.

What Should Universities Expect of the OfS as Principal Regulator?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Casual Contracts in Higher Education Institutions

Friday, 06 December 2019

Casual contracts have been used in higher education institutions (HEIs) for many years. Here we look at how and why the landscape is changing and how institutions strike the right balance between flexibility and fairness.

Casual Contracts in Higher Education Institutions

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Student Accommodation - Mind the Gaps

Friday, 06 December 2019

One of the biggest headaches which could affect your university is student accommodation. How can you get it right?

Student Accommodation - Mind the Gaps

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Planning Conditions - The Silent Killers

Friday, 06 December 2019

Whilst planning conditions can add flexibility to an application by delaying certain decisions and approvals, and despite their increased use, it is often forgotten that they may continue to bind the landowner forever.

Planning Conditions - the Silent Killers

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

New Public Procurement Thresholds for the HE Sector in 2020

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The European Commission has released its revised procurement thresholds for contracts awarded under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.

New Public Procurement Thresholds for Universities in 2020

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Strike Action 2019 - What Are the Legal Implications for Universities?

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Described as the "worst industrial action at universities in modern times", the strike by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in February and March 2018 may soon be repeated.

Strike Action 2019 - What Are the Legal Implications for Universities?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Is Your University Truly Compliant with Pro-Rating Holiday Entitlement?

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Court of Appeal has considered holiday entitlement for term-time workers, as well as the use of the 12.07% multiplier often used in the HE sector, which could have far-reaching implications for the sector and many others.

Is Your University Truly Compliant with Pro-Rating Holiday Entitlement?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Immigration Update - What Do Universities Need to Know?

Friday, 20 September 2019

On 9 September the government published an update to the Immigration Rules, making changes to the rules governing applications across many of the UK's immigration routes.

Immigration Update - What Do Universities Need to Know?

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How Will HEIs Manage Data Sharing After Brexit?

Friday, 20 September 2019

There is a new headache on the horizon: how will you manage your data protection compliance if the UK leaves the EU with 'no deal'?

How Will HEIs Manage Data Sharing After Brexit?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Tackling Online Abuse

Friday, 20 September 2019

Why is online abuse still such a challenge and what can be done?

Tackling Online Abuse

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Friday, 03 May 2019

The High Court dismissed a judicial review challenge to two decisions of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) rejecting applications for statutory trade union recognition in respect of a group of outsourced workers based at the University of London.

Can Outsourced Workers Assert a Right to Collectively Bargain with a University?

Articles & Blogs Higher Education

University Brands - Valuable Assets or a Distraction from the Day Job?

Friday, 03 May 2019

This article looks at the basics of brand management and identifies key risk areas for universities, especially in relation to reputation.