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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

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Draft Withdrawal Agreement: Procurement and State Aid Update

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The UK Government has recently published the draft Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out the basis upon which the UK will leave the EU.

Draft Withdrawal Agreement: Procurement and State Aid Update

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Housing Delivery Test - What Local Authorities Need to Know

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was introduced in July 2018, replacing the NPPF 2012. One of the key additions under the revised NPPF was the Housing Delivery Test...

Housing Delivery Test - What Local Authorities Need to Know

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Section 3 and the Duty to Consult

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Section 3 ("S.3") of the Local Government Act 1999 requires local authorities to make 'arrangements' to secure continuous improvement in the way their functions are exercised, and to consult about how to do so.

Section 3 and the Duty to Consult

Articles & Blogs Brexit Public Sector

EU Grant Funding Post Brexit - Good News for HE Institutions and Research Organisations

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Many people are finding that applying for EU funding has become more difficult since the UK referendum decision to leave the EU.

EU Grant Funding Post Brexit

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State Aid - Deal or No Deal

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Government is publishing a series of technical notes setting out proposals for regulating state aid in the event that 'no deal' is reached with the European Union on the terms under which the UK will exit the European Union.

State Aid - Deal or No Deal

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Information Law Round Up - September 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Three months after 25 May, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) continues to publish refreshed guidance on implementing the nuances of the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA '18) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Information Law Round Up - September 2018

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The Public Sector Equality Duty, the Duty to Consult and Cuts to Budgets

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

On 3 August the High Court sitting in Bristol handed down judgement in a judicial review brought by parents in Bristol about the City Council's proposed reduction of approximately £5 million to the 'high needs block' special education needs (SEN) budget.

The Public Sector Equality Duty

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When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The case of SRCL Ltd v National Health Service Commissioning Board illustrates how a challenge based on a contracting authority's perceived breach of Regulation 69 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 must take into account...

When Is an Abnormally Low Tender (ALT) Not an ALT?

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

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?

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

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?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Public Sector

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