Public Matters - July 2021
Updates on leisure contracts, SSPs, children's social care, construction, subject access disclosure, Building Safety Bill and Japanese knotweed.
Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.
This month we have:
With restrictions easing, Craig Elder looks at how local authoriites can take stock of their contractual position with leisure providers.
Kerren Daly summarises the updated SSP, Best Value and wider public sector guidance and the impact on public sector employers.
Views on the Independent review of children’s social care in England are mixed.
James Arrowsmith explains how the Case for Change could be a starting point to build consensus for change in children's social care.
First published by UK Construction Online, Peter Ware and John Simons at Scape Group look at what the Transforming public procurement Green Paper might mean for the construction sector.
London Borough of Lambeth v AM (No. 2)  EWHC 186 (QB) is critical reading for public bodies who are required to take action to restrict the use of confidential information in circumstances where that information has been inadvertently disclosed to a third-party.
First published in the ALARM journal, Matthew Alderton summarises the High Court decision in which we acted for the council.
Martin Cannon considers the most significant Building Safety Bill changes and the impact they could have upon the way construction is carried out by public sector bodies.
Ruth Hill reviews the draft RICS Japanese knotweed guidance, and the likely impact on public bodies and local authorities.