Waste is something we all have to deal with. Our local authorities collect and dispose of household (and some commercial waste), whilst most of commerce and industry pays the market to take away the waste it produces. At Browne Jacobson we’re proud to be a connector between contract services and both private and public sectors regarding waste.
Waste is something we notice when the system for its disposal breaks down. We depend nationally upon a matrix of contractual and in house arrangements for the management of waste and recycling services. We are a leading supplier of specialist waste contract services to the public and private sectors to ensure this matrix does not fail.
We bring our sector expertise to the procurement of these waste contracts, working with leading technical and financial advisers in supporting our clients with this vital service.
In addition we advise regularly upon the planning and regulatory aspects of waste provision as well as dealing with specialist property matters in the sale and lease of operational waste facilities.
Assisting the Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils in the letting of contracts for the disposal and transfer of waste and the management of household waste recycling centres.
Helping the Western Riverside Waste Authority lobby Parliament with regard to the Environment Bill.
Working with Peterborough and Cambridgeshire local authorities in relation to their Recycling contracts.
Advised First Sentier Investors on their acquisition of SSE’s stake in the Multifuel Energy from Waste joint venture and their subsequent acquisition of Wheelabrator’s UK operations.
A few weeks ago we brought you news that following the Government’s mini-budget it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 would be scrapped from April 2023.
The Procurement Bill (the Bill) has now been with us for about four months, during which time there have been a huge number of amendments proposed in the House of Lords (circa 320). Lately, there has been less mention of it — unsurprising, really, given everything else going on in politics recently — but here’s a summary of some of the key issues and themes so far.
The concept of Legal Project Management (“LPM”) is increasingly relevant to the delivery of legal services, both in-house functions and private practice law. This is unsurprising, LPM is crucial if lawyers are to add value by controlling budgets, communicate pro-actively on risk mitigation and costs, and manage time by resourcing to deal with pinch points in the project.
The focus on the Levelling Up agenda and the availability of grant funding, means there are numerous important regeneration schemes actively being pursued across the country. With ever-escalating project and building costs, in many cases, applications that were made for grant funding were based on costs contingencies that have already been exceeded.
By the time PFI really got into its stride in the early 2000s, standard form contracts had pretty much nailed down the terms and anticipated anything that might happen, good or bad, during the course of the 25 years it covered.
With aims to level up the UK, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to flourish, public and private partnerships will be critical success factor. In this article, we look at the role that private finance can play in the performance of a local area and how it might link to regeneration. We also consider the role of central government and regional mayors.
This article covers, at a high level, some of the legal issues that arise in the lifecycle of the innovation and deployment of new technology within the energy sector. It is not intended to be a comprehensive account of all legal aspects.
In this article, we summarise the key headlines of the IPA’s guidance released on 28 February 2022 & pick out what contracting authorities need to know.
The key benefits and pitfalls for agile software contracting, and recommendations for government bodies.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure team have advised Canford Renewable Energy Ltd on the delivery of its Dorset Green H2 facility.
More needs to be made of these procurement routes, with clients honouring the original concept rather than watering down concepts.
This article looks at the impact of Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 on waste collection authorities, including measures to reduce packaging waste, to encourage re-use and recycling and changes to the way waste will be collected.
Steps NHS organisations should take now to help reach its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2036-2039.
Key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies.
We consider key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.
Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.
Major parts of the infrastructure in the UK are currently managed under PFI contracts and their contribution to public service delivery is substantial. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis, therefore, their continuing role is of critical importance to essential services.
Public and private bodies throughout the country are exploring their options for developing new networks and expanding existing networks, both with and without central government support.
Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.