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  • Working Time: Sleeping At Work

    07 July 2017

    Are workers entitled to the national minimum wage when 'on-call', or sleeping, at work? In a comprehensive decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decides 'it depends'.…

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  • Summer 2017 Update for Schools

    07 July 2017

    Welcome to the Spring 2017 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Children and Social Work Act 2017

    07 July 2017

    The Children and Social Work Bill received Royal Assent on 27th April 2017 – just before the end of the previous Parliament. There was considerable disquiet about some of the proposals such as a controversial plan to allow local authorities to opt out of their duties relating to children’s social care. This was removed before the Bill was finally approved. …

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  • National Minimum Wage – don’t panic!

    07 July 2017

    John Lewis has suffered very public criticism in relation to alleged payment of some of its seasonal workers below National Minimum Wage (NMW). This has caused a good deal of concern among schools, which clearly engage employees/workers to perform work at certain times of the year, while not necessarily requiring performance throughout the school holidays.…

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  • Cyberattacks & Schools

    07 July 2017

    Welcome to the Spring 2017 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Hand and another v George

    03 July 2017

    The recent case of Hand and another v George [2017] EWHC 33 (ch) has brought into focus the implications of the European Convention of Human Rights on some older trusts and wills that import statutory terms that could be potentially discriminatory.…

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  • Barlow Robbins Annual Charity Forum 2017

    07 June 2017

    Over 100 of our clients and professional colleagues joined us at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, on Monday 8 May for our Annual Charities Forum.…

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  • Data Protection Weather Warnings (GDPR)

    07 June 2017

    It has been heavy data protection weather for charities for some time. It was December last year when the ICO fined the RSPCA £25,000 and the British Heart Foundation £18,000 and there were further fines for 11 more big charities...…

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  • Where next for the Charity SORP?

    31 May 2017

    The 2015 Charity SORP was introduced for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015. As we move through 2017, the good news is that most charities should have prepared at least one set of accounts under the new regulations, and the pain of transition is behind us.…

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