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Your Obligations for Transgender Pupils

Friday, 28 October 2016

Protection from discrimination because of gender reassignment in schools was introduced for pupils in the Equality Act 2010 (the Act).


Articles & Blogs Brexit Independent Schools

British Education After Brexit

Friday, 30 September 2016

One of the many unknowns of the Brexit vote is its impact on the recruitment of international students by independent schools.

British Education After Brexit

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Latest News: Counsel Suspended & Redaction Protocol Updated

Thursday, 29 September 2016

On 28 September 2016 it was reported that Ben Emmerson QC, Counsel to the Inquiry, had been suspended following concerns about aspects of his leadership, albeit he has

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Latest News: Counsel Suspended & Redaction Protocol Updated

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Subject Access Requests - Disclosing Too Much Information Can Lead to a Fine

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office, or ICO, (the data protection regulator) has recently fined a GP surgery in Hertfordshire £40,000, for disclosing too much information when responding to a subject access request (SAR).


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Rise in Claims Against Schools - what can you do to manage the risks?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Independent schools are not immune from the growth of the 'consumer culture' and are seeing an increase in complaints and claims as a result.


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Reform of the Tax Rules Concerning Termination Payments - what is changing?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The government has recently published its response to the consultation regarding the treatment of income tax and National Insurance contributions on termination payments


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Regulatory Compliance - 5 Latest Developments You Need to Know About

Thursday, 15 September 2016

As usual, it seems to have been a busy summer for regulatory compliance change. In this article we summarise the headlines.


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Schools that Work for Everyone - strategic threat or opportunity?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The government launched its latest consultation on education reform on Monday 12 September, with wide-ranging proposals for change across schools and universities.


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Consultation on Mandatory Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect - What You Need to Know

Friday, 12 August 2016

The government has opened a public consultation to seek views on whether it is necessary to introduce one of two new legal duties...


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Salary Sacrifice for School Fees Update - August 2016

Monday, 08 August 2016

There have been two recent developments - one affecting the operation of salary sacrifice schemes during periods of maternity leave and the introduction of an HMRC service.


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Salary Sacrifice Arrangements during Statutory Leave - what's the latest?

Monday, 08 August 2016

An important consideration when contemplating the introduction of a salary sacrifice scheme is what happens when an employee benefitting from the scheme goes on maternity leave


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Taxing Employee Benefits - could payrolling ease the burden?

Monday, 08 August 2016

For the start of the current tax year, HMRC introduced a new service which enables employers to use their payroll systems to account for tax on the benefits they provide to staff.


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An Outcome-Focussed Approach to Complaints Handling

Friday, 08 July 2016

We examine the complaints handling regime for independent schools


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Goddard Inquiry - Latest News: Requests for Information Sent to Targeted Schools

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

In the last few days, a number of schools have received requests for information from the inquiry as part of the investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse in and/or connected with residential schools

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News: Requests for Information Sent to Targeted Schools

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Brexit - Bonfire of Regulation or Existential Threat to the Sector?

Monday, 20 June 2016

On 23 June the country will decide if we will leave or remain a member of the EU.