Public matters - July 2020
This month focuses on the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, as well as public to public cooperation, contracts, conservation, MSA and social care.
Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.
This month we have:
The European Court of Justice looks again at the Hamburg Waste Principle by which public authorities may cooperate in delivery of services without setting up a separate body or running a tender exercise.
The economic turmoil caused by lockdown measures combined with uncertainty over Brexit has been said to create a ‘perfect storm’.
With an uncertain economic outlook in the post-Covid era, employers may face the prospect of having to appoint a new contractor. Public sector bodies can find restarting projects particularly challenging, so what should they consider?
There is a potential for significant change and public bodies are likely to be at the forefront of delivering that change.
The UKSPF has been proposed to replace the EU ESI funding for less developed regions, however a number of issues require resolution before the fund can be set up.
Timely guidance given that modern slavery will not be exempt from the health, social and economic challenges brought about by Covid-19.
This consultation has been prompted by the specific issue of ‘debt for yield’ to ensure that the PWLB can continue to support local authority investment.
This University of Birmingham research briefing is relevant to local authorities and insurers because so many claims are based on alleged shortcomings in social work practice.