Education

Key workers list published: children can remain at school

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

UK-wide school closures could be imminent

18 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has said that decisions will be taken “imminently” on school closures in England after devolved parliaments in...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Coronavirus: One in five workers could be off sick at once

3 Mar 2020

As many is one in five staff could be off sick at the same time if the Covid-19 coronavirus takes...

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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Stigma hovers stubbornly over apprenticeships, study finds

4 Feb 2020

There is a disconnect between young people's perceptions of apprenticeships and their aspirations for learning, new research has revealed.

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Crunch time for universities pay and pension disputes

30 Jan 2020

Academics at 74 universities may strike this term after a re-ballot of staff showed strong support for the dispute over the union stance on pensions and pay.

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How can schools manage changes to teachers’ pensions?

27 Jan 2020

Changes to teachers’ pensions in the private sector are likely to become unmanageable for many schools. What will the changes...

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Proposed salary increases not enough say teaching unions

21 Jan 2020

The government has provided more information on pay increases for teachers since it announced the biggest sustained uplift in pay...

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Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

17 Jan 2020

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

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UK faces university brain drain as EU academics quit posts

2 Dec 2019

The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...

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Conservative manifesto reveals plans to help UK workers ‘flourish’

25 Nov 2019

Boris Johnson has vowed to “invest in Britain’s people by giving them the tools and training to flourish in the 21st century”.

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University staff begin eight-day strike over pay and pensions

25 Nov 2019

Today (25 November) marks the start of an eight-day strike by lecturers and other university staff over pay and pensions....

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University staff to strike over pensions, pay and working conditions

6 Nov 2019

University lecturers and support staff at 60 universities are to strike for eight days in two separate disputes over pensions,...

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