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Are South Yorkshire's Fire Station Staffing Systems Unlawful?

Friday, 08 June 2018

Yes, the High Court has ruled. The shift pattern, that sees some South Yorkshire firefighters working four days and nights, has been found to breach EU Working Time Regulations.

Are South Yorkshire's Fire Station Staffing Systems Unlawful?

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Are Workers Entitled to Be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-by'?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

It is common for public sector organisations to use workers on 'stand-by', such as care workers, paramedics and firefighters.

Are Workers Entitled to be Paid for Time Spent on 'Stand-By'?

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Passport Procurement - Storm in a Tea-Cup or a Sign of Things to Come?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Public procurement policy has once again been in the public agenda following the news that post-Brexit passports will be produced by a company based overseas.

Passport Procurement: Storm in a Tea-cup or a Sign of Things to Come?

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What All Public Authorities Should Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer Under the GDPR

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, it will be mandatory for all public authorities to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

What All Public Authorities Should Know About Appointing a Data Protection Officer Under the GDPR

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Council Elections 2018 Part Two - the Count

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The first flurry of activity will be the receipt of ballot boxes and paperwork. Checking the ballot paper accounts when they are being handed in is highly recommended...

Council Elections 2018 Part Two - the Count

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Council Elections 2018 Part One - Polling Day

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Whether you are the Returning Officer, one of their deputies or giving legal advice on the elections, you and the team will need to be on top of preparations by the time that the polling stations open for this May’s Council elections.

Council Elections 2018 Part One - Polling Day

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New Year Resolutions for the Monitoring Officer

Friday, 19 January 2018

If you have not yet set yourself challenging resolutions for 2018 (other than the ones you know will not last beyond February 1st), how about these…

New Year Resolutions for the Monitoring Officer

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Procurement - Promoting Greater Transparency

Thursday, 18 January 2018

A recent Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) published by the Crown Commercial Service focuses on transparency and the use of Contracts Finder.

Procurement - Promoting Greater Transparency

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HMRC Publishes New Briefings for VAT on Sporting Facilities

Thursday, 04 January 2018

Anyone checking the list of HMRC VAT notices on Friday 29 December 2017 may have noticed that HMRC published some briefings...

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European Commission Revises Public Procurement Thresholds for 2018

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

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.

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Lord Justice Jackson Publishes Comments on Fixed Recoverable Costs in Judicial Review

Monday, 31 July 2017

Lord Justice Jackson has today (31 July 2017) published his second report into costs in civil litigation. His comments and suggestions on costs in Judicial Review (JR) cases will be of interest to many public sector bodies.

Lord Justice Jackson Publishes Comments on Fixed Recoverable Costs in Judicial Review

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How Will the Rights of Those Working in the Public Sector Be Affected After Brexit?

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Government published proposals to EU citizens living in the UK on 26 June 2017 in the expectation that these proposals will be reciprocal for those UK nationals living in countries across the EU.

How Will the Rights of Those Working in the Public Sector Be Affected After Brexit?

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Break Clauses - Beware of Vacant Possession

Monday, 10 July 2017

The High Court reminded us last year just how strictly courts interpret compliance with conditions attached to the exercise of break clauses, specifically the condition to give vacant possession.

Break Clauses - Beware of Vacant Possession

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Putting a Price on Privacy - Unlawful Disclosure of Information

Thursday, 20 July 2017

As our lives become increasingly digitalised, thousands of organisations hold and process personal information about individuals every day.

Putting a Price on Privacy - Unlawful Disclosure of Information