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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.


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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.


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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'.


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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.


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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.


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Procurement - Framework Agreement Award Cancelled

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently annulled decisions by a contracting authority to award contracts to three bidders under a framework agreement for IT services and to reject a bidder's tender.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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...


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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.


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Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services

Friday, 01 April 2016

On 26 January 2016, the government published ‘Enabling Closer Working Between the Emergency Services’.


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High Court Finds that NHS England did not Breach New Commissioning Regulations

Monday, 14 March 2016

The High Court dismissed an action for judicial review in the first procurement case when applying the National Health Service