Public sector pay was once again taking centre stage in politics and the media at the very moment that the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) had sent their annual report to the Secretary of State for Education on teachers’ pay back in July.
Rachel is the HR Director at One Education, and is a qualified employment solicitor and CIPD HR professional. She has worked for many years in the education sector both as a lawyer and as a senior HR advisor.
Rachel has represented schools, academies, MATs, local authorities and governing bodies in matters of risk management, employment tribunals and other
litigation, exit strategies and succession planning.
She has vast experience in assisting school leaders with the most complex staff issues and establishing appropriate strategies for improving governance.
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The Chancellor’s 2016 autumn statement confirmed the government’s plans to reform the Intermediaries Legislation, commonly referred to as IR35, this April. There are new measures introduced to ensure those in direct receipt of public funds pay the correct level of tax and national insurance contributions.
Teachers have won a ‘landmark victory’ after having too much pay deducted from their annual salaries as a result of taking industrial action. The Supreme Court's ruling this week vindicates NASUWT’s claim that a formula used to make the pay deductions for the strike action was wrong....