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Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - Procurement Policy Update

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

The Cabinet Office has issued a new procurement policy note setting out guidance on how the public sector should work with suppliers to move towards long term sustainable public contracts following coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - Procurement Policy Update

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State Aid Considerations for Local Authorities Providing Coronavirus Assistance

Friday, 22 May 2020

A plethora of schemes are available to help businesses continue to trade in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). These are being administered at both central government and local government level.

State aid Considerations for Local Authorities Providing Coronavirus Assistance

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The Future of Public Transport - Managing Socially-Distanced Streets During Coronavirus

Friday, 22 May 2020

As many are concerned about the difficulty of socially distancing on public transport, the Government has announced plans to improve transport networks and encourage more to cycle or walk to work.

The Future of Public Transport - Managing Socially-Distanced Streets During Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - Managing Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to the Workplace

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Government guidance remains that where possible, staff should continue to work from home. There may be roles within organisations that are required to work on site. Employers will now be looking at how these workers can return safely.

Coronavirus - Managing Staff Who Are Reluctant to Return to the Workplace

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The Role of the Monitoring Officer in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Now more than ever, it is essential that the Monitoring Officer (MO) understands the intersection between politics and democracy. What issues should MOs consider during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

The Role of the Monitoring Officer During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, 07 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means areas such as information requests are likely to be low-priority for public authorities, but it is important to understand what the ICO has said about their approach to regulation, and what this means in practice.

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Full Disclosure - The Difficult Balance Between Privilege and Public Interest

Wednesday, 06 May 2020

Local authorities are often concerned about striking the difficult balance between the protection afforded by legal professional privilege and the need for transparency in public affairs.

Full Disclosure - the Difficult Balance Between Privilege and Public Interest

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New Coronavirus Admission Appeals Regulations in Force for Admissions Authorities

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The appropriately named School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 ('the new regulations'), are now in force.

New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Admission Appeals Regulations in Force

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

Essential Supplies and Services - Procurement Relief for Extreme Urgency

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The Cabinet Office's procurement policy note (PPN) confirms that the "extreme urgency" exemption can be used as one of the tools to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Essential Supplies and Services - Procurement Relief for Extreme Urgency

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Local Authority Virtual Meetings

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

In these unprecedented times, the government has had to pass legislation to deal with a wide range of issues.

Local Authority Virtual Meetings

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Guidance from the ICO - Data Protection Compliance

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

In light of the developing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), the ICO continues to release guidance for organisations on how it will approach data protection compliance in these unprecedented times.

Guidance from the ICO - Data Protection Compliance

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The Coronavirus Act 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Previously, we have provided updates on specific aspects of the government's legislative programme to address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Coronavirus Act 2020

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Coronavirus Employment Implications - FAQs for Public Sector Employers

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

In this article, we respond to common questions around staff pay, sick pay, caring for dependants and protecting the health and safety of staff. We have also provided some guidance in relation to the relevant provisions in the Burgundy and Green Books.

oronavirus Employment Implications - FAQs for Public Sector Employers

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Will 'Force Majeure' Protect Public Sector Contracts?

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

The Government is taking increasingly challenging steps to respond to Coronavirus, but what impact does this have on public sector contracts?

Will 'Force Majeure' Protect Public Sector Contracts?

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The Covid Bill and Local Authority Meetings

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

As a result of coronavirus (Covid-19), the ability of local authorities to make decisions has become more and more difficult.

The Covid Bill and Local Authority Meetings