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The Procurement Bill - Transforming Public Procurement

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Following the announcement in the Queen's Speech that the Procurement Bill would be rolled over into the forthcoming parliamentary session, the Bill was published on 11 May 2022.

The Procurement Bill  - Transforming Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Update to Procurement Thresholds

Friday, 05 November 2021

The new procurement thresholds for 21/22 have been published for all public sector and utility contracts.

Update to Procurement Thresholds

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

Update on Timing for Public Procurement Reforms

Tuesday, 02 November 2021

The Cabinet Office has recently revised timescales for the public procurement reforms and postponed introducing the draft Procurement Bill into Parliament.

Public Procurement Reforms and Procurement Webinar Postponement

Articles & Blogs Procurement Public Sector

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The National Procurement Policy Statement this month applies to all contracting authorities who are subject to the procurement rules. Whilst broadly welcomed it raises a number of practical challenges for local authorities and the wider public sector.

How the National Procurement Policy Statement Will Help Transform Public Procurement

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

New Guidance on Special Severance Payments for Public Sector Employers

Friday, 11 June 2021

The Treasury has issued new guidance which relates to 'Special Severance Payments' (SSPs) made by public sector employers to their employees. The guidance sets out the criteria that should be considered and steps to take to obtain Treasury approval.

New Guidance on Special Severance Payments for Public Sector Employers

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Public Sector

Public Sector - What to Do Before Engaging a New Service Provider

Monday, 26 April 2021

In this article, we set out some key data protection considerations for public sector organisations who are looking to engage (or perhaps have already engaged) a third-party processor, particularly if they are a cloud-based provider.

Public Sector - What to Do Before Engaging a New Service Provider

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Funding 'Boost' for Local Councils

Monday, 26 April 2021

The provisional local government finance settlement, announced in December, sets out how local councils will be supported financially for the year. The final settlement has been published and is due to be laid before the House of Commons for approval.

Funding 'Boost' for Local Councils

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Elections in May 2021 - What Do Returning Officers Need to Know?

Monday, 26 April 2021

There is still great uncertainty around what the pandemic situation will be before and during the election period for 6 May 2021. This article explains how returning offers can best prepare for the coming election period.

Elections in May 2021 - What Do Returning Officers Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Friday, 19 February 2021

On 12 February 2021 the Government announced that the Restriction on Public Sector Exit Pay Regulations 2020 (Regulations), which implemented a £95,000 cap on public sector exit pay, should be revoked.

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Articles & Blogs Brexit Charities Higher Education Procurement Public Sector

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Wednesday, 03 February 2021

Since 1 January, the rules that apply to central and local government and other public funded bodies, such as universities, which prevent the grant of subsidies have been in a state of flux.

The Future of Subsidy Control - Consultation Now Out

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Monday, 04 January 2021

For contracting authorities and suppliers bidding for public sector contracts, the procurement rules remain largely unchanged, at least for the moment.

Procurement, State Aid, and the Brexit Transition - What Happens Now?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

Running Elections in 2021 - What's Changing?

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Elections are now likely to take place in May 2021. What are the challenges facing returning officers and their staff, running elections in a coronavirus (COVID-19) environment and what is being done to address them?

Running Elections in 2021 - What's Changing?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Public Sector Exit Pay Cap - What Does it Mean for Public Sector Organisations and Employees?

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

The Government first announced its intention to introduce a cap on public sector exit payments in 2015 and legislation allowing for the introduction of a cap was introduced in 2017.


Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

Can You Legally Record Video Meetings?

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Whilst video-conferencing via Zoom or Teams etc has allowed us to carry out our business relatively uninterrupted, they have also presented organisations with a new set of privacy considerations to take into account.

Can You Legally Record Video Meetings?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means areas such as information requests are likely to have been low-priority for public authorities, but beware - the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) position has now changed.

Freedom of Information Requests During the Coronavirus Pandemic