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Schools receiving generic terrorism hoax email

Schools receiving generic terrorism hoax email

Please be advised that schools have received emails today claiming that there is a student onsite with a bomb and are demanding $5,000.

We have contacted the anti-terrorism unit and they are treating this as a generic hoax as hundreds of schools have received the same email. They are not recommending schools evacuate.

We recommend that if you are unsure or require more information you contact the anti-terrorism unit on 0800 789 321.


Time is running out to join the Childcare Voucher Scheme

Time is running out to join the Childcare Voucher Scheme

The Childcare Voucher scheme is closing to new entrants from 6th April 2018. This means that you will need to be in receipt of Childcare Vouchers on or before 5th April 2018 to continue to benefit from the scheme.

Read our latest blog to see how this could affect your organisation.

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National Living and Minimum Wage April 2018

National Living and Minimum Wage April 2018

The Government have announced that with effect from 1 April 2018 the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase.

Read our blog for more details.

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Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018

Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018

The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018.

This includes maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay.

Read our blog for more details.

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School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2017

Changes to the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD)

The new STPCD 2017 has now been published by the DfE with recommendations from the School Teachers Review Body.

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Supreme Court decides that employment tribunal fees system is unlawful

Changes to employment tribunal fees

In July 2013 the Government introduced the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, which required all individuals to pay a fee to bring a claim to tribunal.

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Intermediaries Legislation (IR35)

Changes to Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) and what this means for your school

The HMRC has recently announced changes to the Intermediaries Legislation and all public-sector employers are responsible for assessing any workers paid through an intermediary to see if IR35 applies.

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A guide to gender pay gap reporting and what it means for your school

More than 35 years after the United Kingdom’s Equal Pay Act was introduced, the Office for National Statistics released a report that found on average women earn around 19.2% less than men in the UK. In an attempt to tackle this issue, the UK Government has published the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) […]

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Updates to the Green Book Conditions of Service document

The Green Book, which applies to all support staff working in schools, has been updated to reflect the changes introduced since the existing 2005 version was published. The updated Green Book Conditions of Service document now includes: All pay scales and allowances from 1997 to 2017 inclusive The revised maternity scheme, which was introduced in […]

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Gender pay gap reporting webinar

Gender pay gap reporting webinar We uncovered a useful webinar on gender pay gap reporting by XpertHR which might be of interest to a number of academies and independent schools. The aim of the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 2pm – 3pm, is to help you determine whether or not your organisation […]

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