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  • Family Business Survival Guide: The Family Charter

    22 October 2015

    Family charters (also known as constitutions) are agreements entered into by family members in relation to their family’s business. The purpose is to set out the business practices which family members should follow from day-to-day, in addition to the long-term strategy of the business.…

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  • Downsizing The Family Home

    22 October 2015

    Q: My partner and I are looking to retire in the next few years and are currently downsizing from our family home.…

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  • Autumn 2015 Update for Schools

    28 September 2015

    Welcome to our Autumn 2015 email update for schools. We hope that you find it informative and useful in keeping you up to date with recent developments that are likely to be of interest to schools.…

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  • Is data protection becoming less onerous?

    24 September 2015

    The Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) provides a right for individuals to request disclosure of their personal information which an organisation holds about them. Such a request is known as a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”). …

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  • National living wage

    22 September 2015

    On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the introduction of a new National Living Wage (“NLW”). The Government wishes to ensure a higher wage for more experienced workers. The NLW is a premium on top of the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) for workers aged 25 and over. …

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  • Safeguarding - DfE advice on the Prevent Duty and consultation on FGM

    22 September 2015

    Statutory guidance has been published by the Home Office pursuant to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA). Schools are listed as specified authorities in the CTSA and are required to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. …

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  • Update to Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2015

    22 September 2015

    An updated version of KCSiE was published on the 22 July 2015 and this replaces the 2014 guidance. As there are changes to part one, it is essential that all staff read the updated document. …

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  • Goddard Inquiry

    22 September 2015

    The Goddard inquiry, an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, opened on 9 July 2015 (after some chaos when the inquiry was first announced in July 2014. The first two Chairs stepped down)…

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  • Three questions your school board should ask itself about safeguarding

    22 September 2015

    The Charity Commission has recently published the findings of its report into the safeguarding matters at St. Paul’s School which hit the national press last year. We have condensed the Commission’s findings into three questions every board of governors should ask itself to comply with their legal duties. …

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  • Tier 2 cap reached and other immigration news

    22 September 2015

    In June 2015, the number of applications submitted to UKVI for a restricted certificate of sponsorship exceeded the monthly allocation for the first time since the Tier2 cap was introduced in 2011.…

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