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Brexit - Procuring for the Future

Friday, 13 January 2017

A recurring question for procurement lawyers is whether the current procurement regime will continue to exist post-Brexit.

Brexit - Procuring for the Future

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Public Sector

Top 3 Trends in Planning Law - how do they affect you?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

In this article we review the continued evolution of the planning system over the course of 2016, and consider how the optimism of local government planners will continue to be tested through 2017 as pressure mounts to build new houses.


Articles & Blogs Data Protection Public Sector

3 Top Tips to Stay Ahead of Key Data Protection Trends

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

It has been a busy year for anyone looking to stay on top of data protection and privacy law. What are the key risks and developments that public authorities should be keeping in mind going forward?


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Trends in Employment Law for 2016/17

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Employment law is fast moving and we know it can be hard to keep up to date. What are the trends which we think will have the most impact on local government? How can you prepare for them?


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

PROCUREMENT STOP PRESS: SQ? PQQ? New CCS Standard Pre-Qualification Document Published and Now Mandatory

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

The Crown Commercial Service has published a revised standard Selection Questionnaire ('SQ') and updated guidance.


Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Government Consultations - Public Sector Apprenticeship Levies and Closed Recruitment

Friday, 05 February 2016

As part of a wider review of apprenticeship schemes, the government has published its consultation paper on public sector apprenticeship targets.


News Public Sector

VWV Celebrates Triple Shortlist for Public Sector Awards

Monday, 11 December 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have been considered for three Public Sector legal awards from leading legal directory Legal 500.

VWV Celebrates Triple Shortlist for Public Sector Awards

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Establishing an 'Act Extending Over a Period' in Discrimination Claims

Friday, 27 November 2015

In a recent decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) suggested that different complaints may be considered together in deciding whether there has been an 'act extending over a period'.


Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Trade Union Bill Update - No Further Regulation for Tackling Intimidation of Non-Striking Workers

Friday, 13 November 2015

The government has responded to the consultation on tackling the intimidation of non-striking workers and will not introduce further regulations on this matter.


Articles & Blogs Charities Employment Public Sector

Consultation on Taxation of Travel and Subsistence Payments

Friday, 09 October 2015

HMRC has published a discussion paper on the taxation of travel and subsistence payments.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Identifying People with Significant Control - a Warning Note for Local Authorities

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Local authorities increasingly make use of companies as vehicles to trade and to provide services.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Court of Appeal Considers the Meaning of 'Inappropriate Development' in the Green Belt

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The recent case of R (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority) v Epping Forest District Council dealt with the issue of how the construction of agricultural buildings in the Green Belt sits with the government's wider Green Belt policies.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

New Report Urges Local Authorities to Amend Planning Charges to Help Smaller House Builders

Friday, 15 April 2016

A new report – ‘Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction’ – compiled by the Building Cost Information Service of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor on behalf of


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Watford Allotment-Holders Win Landmark Ruling

Friday, 15 April 2016

In a landmark ruling, the High Court has quashed a decision by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to allow Watford Borough Council to “appropriate”, i.e. take over, 128 allotments at Farm Terrace in central Watford...


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Nuisance Call Prevention Service Fined £50,000 for…Sending Nuisance Calls

Friday, 15 April 2016

A company that sold its service as preventing nuisance calls has been fined £50,000…for making nuisance calls of its own to win business.