Public sector

Public sector guidance:

Following two periods of consultation (the first in 2015 and the second in 2016), the government decided to: • cap the value of public sector exit payments to £95,000...

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UPDATE: On 10 April 2019 a new consultation was launched on implementation of the proposals to cap the size of public sector exit payments, which included new draft...

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Special provisions normally apply to ensure a minimum level of pension protection for employees whose employment compulsorily transfers from central government to private...

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NB: This Practice Note discusses legislation that is not yet in force. Implementation of this legislation has been substantially delayed, and there is no current...

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The fluency duty With effect from 21 November 2016 there is a statutory requirement for workers in customer-facing roles in public authorities to be fluent in the English...

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The public sector equality duty Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353, particular duties are imposed on...

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Statutory framework The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent non-departmental public body established under the Equality Act 2006 (EA 2006),...

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The gender pay gap reporting obligations are set out in the following pieces of legislation: • Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: in January 2020, the government carried out a review into the implementation of the proposed changes to the off-payroll IR35 rules (as are set out in...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: With effect from 6 April 2020, the special rules applying IR35 to off-payroll workers in the public sector are being extended to such workers when...

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The Best Value Direction The government’s ‘Fair Deal’ policy was first introduced in 1999 and set out how pensions issues should be dealt with when staff are compulsorily...

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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises: • a general equality duty—the over-arching...

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This Practice Note considers the interaction of provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) with the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA...

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This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: procurement, contractual, VAT, data protection,...

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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises: • a general equality duty—the over-arching...

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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (sections 149–159) (EqA 2010) is made up of a ‘general equality duty’;...

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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (sections 149–159) (EqA 2010) is made up of a ‘general equality duty’...

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Note: Although the Academies Act 2010 (AcA 2010) does apply in Wales, the provisions for the creation of new academies or free schools apply only in...

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Note: Although the Academies Act 2010 (AcA 2010) does apply in Wales, the provisions for the creation of new academies and free schools apply only in England. As such,...

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Who is the employer? The employer will depend upon the status of the school. The employer is: • the local authority (LA) for: ◦ community schools ◦ voluntary controlled...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on how the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/246 (TUPE 2006) apply to public sector...

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