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Government white paper may be delayed post-Brexit - 8 July 2016

A major Think Tank has suggested that many of the proposals in the government’s education white paper, including academisation, may be put on hold following the British Public’s decision to withdraw from the EU. Jonathan Simons, head of education at

Education committee chair calls for clarity on national funding formula - 8 July 2016

The government has announced that it is not yet ready to release details of its consultation on a future national fair funding formula – despite promising to release details after the EU referendum. Chair of the House of Commons education

Special schools are being ‘left out’ by academy system - 8 July 2016

A special educational needs and disability (SEND) deputy headteacher has spoken out over fears that special schools are not being supported as the government moves schools towards academisation. Simon Knight, deputy headteacher at Frank Wise school in Oxford has told

HMRC warns landlords against ‘illegal’ stamp duty schemes - 7 July 2016

Illegal tax schemes which allow landlords to avoid a recently introduced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge are on the rise – and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning, advising investors to steer clear.

Bank of England releases £150bn of new lending in bid for buoyant economy - 6 July 2016

The Bank of England (BoE) has released up to £150billion of new lending to businesses and individuals across the UK – which many believe could pave the way for cheaper mortgages and a potential drop in interest rates.

Brexit vote’s impact on payroll uncertain, but ‘business as usual’ for now, says CIPP - 5 July 2016

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will undoubtedly result in significant changes to the payroll profession. But, at this stage, it is impossible to predict what these will be – or what impact they will have, according

British SMEs must sink or swim, says study - 4 July 2016

UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) fear closure within five years, unless they actively make plans to adapt, expand and keep up with their competitors, says a new study.