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DfE relaxes teacher training rules in light of Covid disruption

DfE relaxes teacher training rules in light of Covid disruption  The DfE has confirmed that it will allow trainee teacher…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

Covid staff absences twice as likely in state schools compared to private sector

Covid staff absences twice as likely in state schools compared to private sector   School teachers working in the state…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

Staff at independent schools trust strike over pensions

Staff at independent schools trust strike over pensions   The continuing unrest over pensions provisions in the independent schools’ sector has led to a number of staff walkouts. The Girls Day School Trust, which is…

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Academies, Academies Blog, Blog
Posted on: 16th March 2022

When was the last time you reviewed your audit services?

When was the last time you reviewed your audit services?  Under current Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) regulations, all academies must retender their external audit contract at least every…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

Private schools warned Russian financial sanctions apply to fees

Private schools warned Russian financial sanctions apply to fees  The Independent Schools Council (ISC) has warned its members that the recently imposed Government sanctions on the finances held by individuals in Russian banks could affect…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

ESFA sees its powers curtailed

ESFA sees its powers curtailed  The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will see its powers significantly reduced, following a Government review. A number of areas where the ESFA previously…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

Government white paper reveals schools will be ‘incentivised’ to become academies

Government white paper reveals schools will be ‘incentivised’ to become academies  The Government is reportedly planning to incentivise schools to convert to academy status, as part of its over-arching plans…

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Posted on: 16th March 2022

Consultation on proposed changes to Stamp Duty calculation

Consultation on proposed changes to Stamp Duty calculation  HMRC is consulting on planned changes to the rules for calculating Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases of mixed use properties…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 23rd February 2022

Firms missing out on clients due to basic customer service errors

Firms missing out on clients due to basic customer service errors Basic and avoidable customer service errors are potentially costing…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC
Posted on: 23rd February 2022

SRA launches consultation on new run-off cover arrangements

SRA launches consultation on new run-off cover arrangements  The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is carrying out a consultation on new arrangements for post six-year run-off…

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Blog, Covid-19, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 22nd February 2022

Increase in time taken for small claims to reach county court

Increase in time taken for small claims to reach county court  The average time taken for civil claims to reach the county court increased between Q3 2019 to Q3 2021, according to figures from the…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 22nd February 2022

Regulatory bodies must do more to prevent money laundering

Regulatory bodies must do more to prevent money laundering  Regulatory bodies must do more to improve their supervision of compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations.…

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Blog, Covid-19, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 22nd February 2022

Women are being urged to think about their long-term savings

Women are being urged to think about their long-term savings  Mind the pension gender gap Imagine reaching retirement age and discovering that, despite years of…

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Blog, Pension, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 10th February 2022

Keeping up your current lifestyle and enjoying your golden years

Keeping up your current lifestyle and enjoying your golden years  What’s your magic number? Keeping up your current lifestyle and enjoying your golden years   People planning for retirement should think hard about what they want…

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Blog, Covid-19, HMRC, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 7th February 2022

Redundancy pushes over-50s out of the workforce

Redundancy pushes over-50s out of the workforce  Missing midlife workers - Redundancy pushes over-50s out of the workforce   The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic…

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Blog, Covid-19, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 7th February 2022