Public matters - July 2019
This month includes local government re-organisation, social care, Litigants in Person, state aid and the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.
Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.
This month we have:
This guide provides information and guidance for local authorities considering a move to a unitary form of local government in their area.
Emma Marshall provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.
State aid – guidance on applying the market economy operator principle to district heating schemes
State aid decisions and judgments on district heating projects are few and far between, so any guidance from the Commission on these projects is invaluable. Karl Edwards looks at the reacquisition of the Hamburg District Heating Network, which provides useful insight in to ensuring that investment in to a district heating scheme by a public body is compliant with state aid principles, specifically the market economy operator principle.
Generally the Joint Committee's report welcomes the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, but it does set out some areas of concern as well as making recommendations, which Emma Grant views.