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14 November 2019 Election implications for IR35

Draft legislation has already been produced to replicate the 2017 IR35 changes within the public sector and extend these to medium and large private sector organisations, with the final legislation previously expected this month.

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12 November 2019 University animal research workers suffer adverse health effects

The University of Edinburgh has been fined £10,000 for allowing animal research workers to be exposed to laboratory animal allergens “LAA”.

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11 November 2019 Legal fees for advising on settlement agreements

When entering into a settlement agreement, it is a requirement for the employee to get independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement.

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8 November 2019 Would you work for free?

The gender pay gap continues to make headlines but disparities in pay for disabled workers is given significantly less attention.

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8 November 2019 Staff Shortages in the NHS

Staff shortages within the NHS are well publicised, with recent press reports once again highlighting the additional impact of the NHS pensions “tax trap” on frontline care, and the uncertainty over Brexit implications for current and potential future employees.

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7 November 2019 Security in schools – new guidance from the Department for Education

Following a consultation last year on a draft form, the Department for Education (DfE) has now published extensive guidance for schools and colleges in relation to security.

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6 November 2019 Annual Injury and Ill-Health Statistics for Great Britain: still too high?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual report detailing the number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain, and its statistics show that this number is too high.

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6 November 2019 General election 2019 - implications for schools

Parliament has announced that a general election will take place in the UK on Thursday 12 December 2019. Schools are popular places for polling stations and whilst some larger schools are able to continue to operate on election day, many smaller schools are forced to close.

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4 November 2019 A brief update on probate

A new online system for probate applications was introduced in early October 2019, which will allow us to process and track applications for grants of probate online.

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4 November 2019 The Commons Treasury Committee has published its report on business rates. Are changes on the horizon?

The Treasury Committee has just published its report on its inquiry into the administration of business rates in England and, at first glance, it could be the catalyst to drive the change that many businesses have been calling for.

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