Public Matters - January 2022

Updates include social care, procurement, COP26 and employment law.

27 January 2022

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

‘Failure to Remove’ Claims brought Pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1998

We have seen an increased emphasis on potential claims under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Louise Fisher summarises our case of AB v Worcestershire County Council and Anr, a failure to remove claim brought under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Procurement Policy Notice 09/21: update to legal and policy requirements to publish procurement information on Contracts Finder

Neil Kates outlines the scope of PPN 09/21, associated guidance and impact for contracting authorities.

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Post COP26 – Where now for Local Government and Net Zero?

Laura Hughes sets out the key points for local authorities following the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow.

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Employment Law in 2022

James Tait takes a look at what employment law developments may be on the cards for the coming year.

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Transforming public procurement – the road to flexibility?

First published on the localgov, Craig Elder's article summarises the Government's response (Green Paper) to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation.

Does it herald real change, and what are the key elements that will be of interest or concern to government buyers and their suppliers?

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Exclusion grounds under the new procurement regime

One of the key considerations in the Government's Green Paper are the grounds for excluding bidders from a procurement process.

Angelica Hymers considers what we can expect when the new procurement regime goes live in 2023.

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Managing your Covid-19-impacted ski trips now and in the future

We have been advising a number of schools on their Covid-19-impacted ski trips.

Ruairi O'Grady provides a guide for schools planning their forthcoming ski trips, including discussions with trip providers.

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Children's Trust webinar: Rebuilding Children's Services

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