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Zero hours firms may be forced to pay premium for short notice
April 2017

Companies that use zero hours contracts may be forced to pay an additional rate for calling in employees at short notice.

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New guidelines aim to address gender specific workplace risks
April 2017

The TUC has published a guide which it says highlights the need for gender specific risk assessments in the workplace.

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Study reveals employees work on average more than 2 months for free
April 2017

A new study has revealed that each year UK employees work, on average, 68 days more than they are contracted to, yet receive no additional pay.

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DfE publishes guidelines for MAT good practice and growth
April 2017

The DfE has published new guidelines aimed at helping multi-academy trusts (MATs) to grow and achieve good practice.

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Long term absence leads to long running employment dispute
April 2017

A recent Court of Appeal hearing, described by the judges themselves as a ‘borderline case’, has overturned a long running dispute over an employer’s right to dismiss a worker on long-term sick leave.

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Could ‘no frills’ private schools be the way forward?
April 2017

A new “cut-price private school” which is due to open in September 2017 and has been hailed as the first of its kind, plans to charge parents the equivalent of just £52 a week. ‘The Independent Grammar School: Durham’ will set its fees at £2,700-a-year for a “traditional private education without the frills”.

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The far-reaching responsibilities of the Executor
April 2017

Being appointed as the Executor in a friend or family member’s Will can be a daunting and difficult experience, as the role has far-reaching responsibilities and heavy administrative implications.

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Give due diligence the priority it deserves
March 2017

The government is keen to encourage more schools to join multi academy trusts (MATs) with the promise of more efficient admin arrangements, the sharing of best practice and a rise in the standard of weaker schools.

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Whistle-blowers’ anonymity hangs in the balance
March 2017

School staff who acted as whistle-blowers to help uncover the Trojan Horse extremism plot in a number of Birmingham schools have been told that they will have their identities revealed to the five ringleaders at the centre of the scandal.

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Funding issues not just the preserve of state schools
March 2017

As the proposed new funding formula for state schools continues to prompt protests from head teachers and parents alike, it might be easy to imagine that independent schools are immune from money worries.

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