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European Commission Formally Adopts the European Single Procurement Document

Monday, 14 March 2016

Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/7 adopts the standard form for the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Procurement - New Draft Regulations Published

Monday, 14 March 2016

The Cabinet Office has published the government's response to consultations on the UK transposition of


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

First Declaration of Ineffectiveness Made in the UK

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Scottish Court has recently ruled that a call-off contract awarded under a framework agreement should be declared ineffective.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Three Reasons a Court Might Cancel a Public Contract

Friday, 22 January 2016

Since the remedies directive was introduced in 2008, the number and type of procurement disputes in the UK market has increased enormously.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Back to Work - Recovery of Public Sector Exit Payments

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

HM Treasury have published a consultation regarding the government's proposal for exit payments to be recovered if high earning individuals leave the public sector and return within 12 months.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Public Sector

Insolvency Litigation Update - The End of the Exemption

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The exemption afforded to claims by liquidators, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy which allowed them to recover success fees and insurance premiums in litigation will end in April 2016.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

STOP PRESS: European Commission Publishes New Standard Procurement Forms

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The European Commission has now published new and revised standard forms for advertising public sector contracts, concession contracts, utilities contracts and defence and security contracts in the Official Journal of the European Union.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

More on 'Living Wages' in Public Contracts

Friday, 20 November 2015

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has recently ruled on the extent that public authorities can require contractors and their sub-contractors to comply with regional legislation imposing a 'living wage'.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Reliance on a Sub-Contractor's Professional Capacity

Friday, 20 November 2015

A recent opinion from the Advocate General provides guidance on the extent to which a tenderer may rely on the technical and/or professional capacity of a third party.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

State Aid - Beware Compound Interest!

Friday, 20 November 2015

A recent case from the European Court of Justice serves as a useful reminder of the risks of getting state aid wrong and the consequences of a recovery order.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

New Guidance - Disclosing Information Safely and Removing Personal Data

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on how to disclose information safety by removing personal data from information requests.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Pension Ombudsmen - No Maladministration in Conditional Enhanced Pension Offer

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Pension Ombudsmen has held that it was not maladministration for a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) employer to make an offer for an enhanced pension conditional on the employee...


Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Appeal Capable of Rectifying Procedural Deficiencies

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the Employment Tribunal (ET)'s decision that an employee's dismissal was fair, despite procedural failings at the first stage of the disciplinary hearing.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education Public Sector

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Higher education institutions have learnt through hard experience the importance of getting Freedom of Information requests right.

Freedom of Information - How to Recognise a Vexatious Request

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Not Left Yet - do temporarily laid off employees still transfer under TUPE?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that workers who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change were still part of an organised grouping of employees for the purposes of TUPE and therefore could transfer to the new contractor.