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Legal update

14 January 2021 Lack of clarity with public sector exit pay cap law

For public sector employers who are scheme employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) the Exit Pay Regulations raise significant legal issues.

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Legal update

13 January 2021 Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider

The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.

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Dynamic workforces: workforce wonders - unlocking the secrets to a healthy, happy team

This on-demand webinar explore the secrets of developing a healthier, happier workforce – no mean feat in these challenging times!

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Children's social care mini forum

Catch up on our annual children’s social care forum in abbreviated form a little early this year.

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In-House Lawyers: Brexit, data transfers and employment

Covid-19 and the challenges associated with it grind on into a second wave. Not only that but there’s the prospect of Brexit and a looming recession ahead. It would be entirely forgivable not to be on top of the law right now. Watch our on-demand video where we discuss employment, furlough and data transfers.

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Legal update

20 November 2020 Workers' health and safety

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a large spotlight on issues of health and safety at work, and the steps that individuals can take if they believe their employer is not providing a safe workplace.

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Legal update

12 November 2020 Robust decision-making - how to reduce the scope for an irrationality challenge

Public bodies must understand the scope of ‘irrational’ or ‘unreasonable’ challenges so that proactive steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of successful judicial intervention.

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Legal update

6 November 2020 Communication on extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

On Saturday 31 October 2020 the government announced that the furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – CJRS) would be extended to 2 December 2020 and on 5 November 2020 made a further announcement to prolong the extension of the CJRS until 31 March 2021.

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23 October 2020 Face coverings – FAQs for retail, hospitality and leisure

September has seen the introduction of compulsory face coverings for staff working within the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors in England in attempts to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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Legal update

19 October 2020 Restricting public sector exit pay

November 2020 will see restrictions come into force in respect of certain exit payments within the public sector, effectively capping the amount of money that many public sector employers will be able to pay to exiting employees.

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