A COT3 form records an Acas settlement of a potential or actual employment tribunal claim. It sets out matters such as any payments or liability, and states that the agreement is in full and final settlement of any claims that the claimant is aware of.
HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, has now published its on-line guidance for the higher education sector on the cost sharing group (CSG) exemption from VAT.
In July 2013, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced on its website that it had opened an investigation into certain terms and conditions used by some universities, and whether they breach the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulation 1999, or other similar consumer protection legislation.
In Wade v Sheffield Hallam University  UKEAT 0194/12, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered a disabled employee’s claim that the requirement to submit to a competitive interview had been to her disadvantage, and that appointing her to the relevant role without going through that process would have been a ‘reasonable adjustment’.
On 5 September 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published the Government response to the consultation entitled ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006: consultation on proposed changes to the Regulations’ which ran from 17 January 2013 to 11 April 2013. This consultation was part of the Government’s Employment Law Review, and sought views on proposals to remove unnecessary gold plating and reduce the ‘bureaucracy of a transfer’.