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'Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development' - How Far Does the 'Golden Thread' Run?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Does the 'presumption in favour of sustainable development' run throughout the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), to the extent that it can never fully be discounted in planning decision-taking?

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Blogs Property Public Sector

When is Development Within the 'Setting' of a Heritage Property?

Monday, 03 July 2017

The phrase "[this house] is considered one of the finest houses of its period in the country" ought to ring alarm bells when an application for housing development is made, especially when applied to a Grade I listed, C18th Palladian Mansion.

When is Development Within the 'Setting' of a Heritage Property?

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Public Procurement - Yet More on Development Agreements in Judicial Review

Thursday, 06 April 2017

In a recent decision, the High Court held that claimants did not have standing to bring a claim challenging a Council's decision to vary the terms of a development agreement for...

Public Procurement - Yet More on Development Agreements in Judicial Review

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Policing and Crime Act 2017 - Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Comes into Force (Part 7)

Thursday, 06 April 2017

Introducing further regulations governing the licensed trade, Part 7 (Alcohol & Late Night Refreshment) of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 commenced on 6 April 2017.

Policing and Crime Act 2017 - Alcohol and Late Night Refreshment Comes into Force (Part 7)

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Trade Union Act 2016 and the Wales Act 2017 - Where Are We Now?

Monday, 06 March 2017

In January we reported an update on the Trade Union Act 2016 and the definition of important public services under the act.

Trade Union Act 2016 and the Wales Act 2017 - Where Are We Now?

Blogs Employment Public Sector

Gender Pay Gap reporting for Public Sector Organisations - FAQs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

These FAQs look at the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and some of the common queries associated with the gender pay gap reporting obligations under the Regulations.

Gender Pay Gap reporting for Public Sector Organisations - FAQs

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Gender Pay Gap reporting for Fire & Rescue Services - FAQs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

These FAQs look at the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and some of the common queries associated with the gender pay gap reporting obligations under the Regulations.

Gender Pay Gap reporting for Fire & Rescue Services - FAQs

Blogs Employment Public Sector

Reform of Rules for those Workers Engaged by the Public Sector through an Intermediary

Friday, 10 February 2017

In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the government announced that it would be implementing legislation to reform the intermediaries rules (IR35), for those engaged by the public sector through an intermediary...

Reform of Rules for those Workers Engaged by the Public Sector through an Intermediary

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Public Sector Gender Pay Regulations - What You Need to Know

Friday, 03 February 2017

The government, on 20 January 2017, published the draft Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations)...

Public Sector Gender Pay Regulations - What You Need to Know

Blogs Employment Public Sector

Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Officially at 2.3%

Friday, 03 February 2017

The government has issued its response to a consultation on public sector apprenticeship targets launched in January 2016.

Public Sector Network photo - Apprenticeship Targets Officially at 2.3%

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Procurement: Balanced Scorecards

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Crown Commercial Service has published Procurement Policy Note 09/16: Procuring for Growth Balanced Scorecard which can help contracting authorities maximise the economic benefit of spending through public procurement in major investments.


Blogs Higher Education Public Sector

Brexit - Procuring for the Future

Friday, 13 January 2017

A recurring question for procurement lawyers is whether the current procurement regime will continue to exist post-Brexit.

Brexit - Procuring for the Future

Blogs Property Public Sector

Top 3 Trends in Planning Law - how do they affect you?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

In this article we review the continued evolution of the planning system over the course of 2016, and consider how the optimism of local government planners will continue to be tested through 2017 as pressure mounts to build new houses.


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3 Top Tips to Stay Ahead of Key Data Protection Trends

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

It has been a busy year for anyone looking to stay on top of data protection and privacy law. What are the key risks and developments that public authorities should be keeping in mind going forward?


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Trends in Employment Law for 2016/17

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Employment law is fast moving and we know it can be hard to keep up to date. What are the trends which we think will have the most impact on local government? How can you prepare for them?