Commentary and analysis

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  • The suspension of teachers when allegations against them concern the safeguarding of children

    22 January 2019

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Local authority staff transfers

    15 January 2019

    This article looks at the framework providing protection to staff transferring out of and between local authorities, in addition to that provided by TUPE.

  • Police officers

    27 September 2018

    We examine the unique status of police officers and the implications of that status. We also look at how the terms and conditions of police officers are both determined and changed.

  • HR challenges presented by the nature of the police service

    22 September 2018

    We explore the unusual nature of the police service and the challenges that this creates for HR.

  • Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    22 September 2018

    We examine the status of police staff who, unlike police officers, are subject to normal employment legislation. We also look at the status of special constables and volunteers.

  • Police service governance

    22 September 2018

    We explore the tripartite arrangement on which the governance of the police service in England and Wales is based. We also look beyond the bodies that are party to the tripartite arrangement to a number of other important organisations that impact on HR in the police service.

  • Local authority pay and grading structures

    5 September 2018

    This article looks at the pay structure for local authority employees, set out in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book).

  • Redundancy payments and procedures in local authorities

    4 September 2018

    This article looks at the framework for making compensation payments on redundancy and local authority redundancy policies in general. It also looks at various Government proposals for reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Discipline and dismissal of senior officers in local authorities

    20 August 2018

    This article looks at local authority discipline and dismissal procedures for senior officers, and the involvement of councillors in other disciplinary action.

  • Local authority posts and functions subject to regulation

    24 May 2018

    This article looks at the roles of local authority senior officers and the factors that local authority employers should take into account when appointing senior officers. It also explores other regulatory requirements specific to recruitment in local authorities.

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