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MATs: are they all that?

08 Apr 2021

The difference between SATs and MATs is vast, from their structure to their functionality. They are different legal beings. The Government is pushing towards MATs and if you are a SAT you will be expected to have a strong case for staying that way. These are some of the key factors you should consider…

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Education Q&A February 2021

26 Feb 2021

How do the changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) due to be introduced in April affect schools? IR35 applies when a worker or self-employed contractor provides their services through their own limited company. The rules make sure that contractors, who would have been an employee if they…

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Newsflash: Uber drivers are 'workers' holds Supreme Court

25 Feb 2021

Earlier today, the Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment in relation to the action brought against Uber by drivers claiming to be workers as opposed to self-employed contractors. The judgment provides the answer to whether 'gig economy' workers can be classed as 'workers…

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Public Sector Exit Payments Scrapped

15 Feb 2021

The Treasury has recently announced that long proposed cap on Public Sector Exit Payments (the Cap) which came into force on 4th November 2020 has been withdrawn effective from 12th February 2021 due to "unforeseen circumstances". Therefore any exit payments made after 12th February 2021…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Data Protection Update

28 Jan 2021

December was a busy month for those involved in data protection compliance. Therefore, we've set out a short summary of the most relevant updates for our education clients. Brexit As you will no doubt have heard, the UK and the EU reached a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve…

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COVID-19 mass testing: Can we require staff to conduct testing?

28 Jan 2021

As many will be aware, on 17 December 2020, the Government confirmed that all secondary schools and colleges in England will be required to partake in mass testing staff and students (known as 'lateral flow' testing), with effect from 4 January 2021. With the Christmas break looming, it left…

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Maintain quality of education to avoid Ofsted scrutiny

12 Jan 2021

Last week, the education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that schools in England must continue to provide children with high-quality teaching despite the recent lockdown and school closures. The bulk of this education provision will need to be delivered by a mixture of remote teaching and in-person…

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