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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?

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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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