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Children banned from giving teachers presents.

Children banned from giving teachers presents.

Children have been banned from giving their teachers Christmas gifts as council chiefs said it could be seen as a bribe.

Schools have been advised by Falkirk Council to instruct parents and pupils not to make financial contributions to any presents for staff.

The move appears to follow general guidelines from by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to ensure staff adhere to the highest standards of public service.

Council employees have been subject to the ban for a number of years but it is believed that this is the first year that it has applied to teachers.

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