Development Timeline

What’s coming next?

  • Last update 30/11/23

Winter 2023

  • Updated Find Help, improved UI & bug fixes (complete)
  • Automated Article review process for experts

Winter 2022

  • New Article SOP and expert panel creation (complete)

Autumn 2022

  • Feedback and content review (complete)
  • Recruitment exchange (TBC SDSS/PA Network Scotland to review)

Summer 2022

  • Search facility
  • Article feedback form – for commenting on articles or reporting an issue
  • Article discussion forum (no longer required- existing forum link to be used instead)
  • General handbook feedback form (as distinct from exiting article feedback)
  • Bookmark pages you refer to often

Spring 2022

  • Launch the new PA Handbook, and relaunch the PA Employers Handbook
  • Improved video viewing experience
  • Updates to the visual design




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The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.