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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

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

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?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Sector

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

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Elections and the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

On 19th March, the Coronavirus Bill was introduced in the House of Commons (Bill 122). But How does it impact elections?

Elections and the Coronavirus Outbreak

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Positive Action and Discrimination - Are You Getting It Right?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

As employers drive towards achieving diversity in the workforce, a recent case highlights how difficult it can be to achieve lawful positive action in the recruitment process.

Positive Action and Discrimination- Are You Getting it Right?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Data Breaches?

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Many of the data breaches incidents that cross our desks could have been prevented if certain essential steps had been taken.

Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Data Breaches?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Returning Officers - The Law May Help You If Elections Go Wrong

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

The next scheduled elections are in December 2019. If you are the Returning Officer or advising them, what do you do when something goes wrong?

Returning Officers - The Law May Help You If Elections Go Wrong

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

IR35 - An Off Payroll Working Reminder

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Our tax experts consider what public sector organisations really need to know about IR35.

IR35 - An Off Payroll Working Reminder

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

The National Design Guide – What Does This Mean for the Public Sector?

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

New guidance has been introduced, providing a national standard for local authorities to achieving well-designed buildings across England.

The National Design Guide – What Does This Mean for the Public Sector?

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European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2020

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The European Commission has released its revised procurement thresholds which apply to contracts awarded under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.

European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2020

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A recent case has considered the process where Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) seek to take over responsibility for the governance of their local fire and rescue authority (FRA).

Governance of Fire and Rescue Authorities

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Public Sector

How Data Protection Can Be Used as Part of a Wider Complaint or Dispute

Monday, 20 May 2019

Individuals will often use data protection as a 'weapon' to assist them in relation to a wider dispute or grievance.

How Data Protection Can Be Used as Part of a Wider Complaint or Dispute

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Monday, 20 May 2019

Recent publications indicate that there is a growing pay gap within the public sector.

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

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Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Friday, 10 May 2019

The dust is starting to settle following the recent local elections, and many local authorities will have had new members elected in May.

Support for the Monitoring Officer and Their Team

Articles & Blogs Brexit Procurement Public Sector

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Cabinet Office has published guidance on the effect of a no-deal Brexit on UK public procurement policy.

Brexit 'No-Deal' Procurement Guidance