The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.
It’s not often that the Government asks for more money and then offers to pay anyway! That is the situation when it comes to employer contributions to the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) for most maintained schools and academies, as well as, it appears, music hubs.
In the latter months of 2018, the Government announced that employer contributions to the (TPS) would need to increase by 40%, from 16.48% to an estimated 23.6% of employee earnings. For 2019/2020, the Government proposes providing funding to help foot the £830m bill for such increases. However, as with many things political at the time of writing, there is still an element of uncertainty for the future.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, please do participate in the Government’s newly launched consultation process on the issue. It is important that the Government hears from as many stakeholders as possible so as to inform and affect decisions that are made which may have serious ramifications for school budgets in the years to come. Consultation closes on 12th February 2019.
On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
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