Skills for Jobs White Paper sets out future of post-16 education

25 January 2021

Everyone, no matter where they live or their background, will be able to gain the skills they need to progress in work at any stage of their lives according to a blueprint for a post-16 education system set out in a new Government White Paper.

Have your say on 2021 exam replacement

21 January 2021

We reported recently that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson had contacted Ofqual with regard to his decision to replace normal examinations in the year ahead (see “Exchange of letters on alternative arrangements for exams in 2021”).

Lockdown restrictions in Wales to be extended and strengthened

8 January 2021

The alert level four restrictions introduced in Wales before Christmas are to remain in place and will be strengthened in some key areas to prevent the new, highly-infectious, strain of the virus spreading from person to person in those shops and workplaces which remain open.

Education Secretary promises teacher-assessed grades

7 January 2021

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has made a statement to Parliament regarding schools in national lockdown in which he confirmed many of the arrangements previously announced by the Prime Minister (see “New lockdown announced for England”).

Employment rights after Brexit

7 January 2021

When the 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK finally completed its slow withdrawal from the European Union with, at the last possible moment, a trade deal setting out at least part of their future relationship.