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I only receive the project company's monthly summary, how can I oversee the performance data of the soft facilities management services?

Each month there are typically thousands of soft services delivered by facilities management companies across the PFI building and possibly the trust’s retained estate.

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Exclusions guidance 2017: an update

Following a government consultation earlier this year, the DfE has now published revised statutory guidance on exclusions for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England.

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Legal update

National Crime Agency sound the alarm on modern slavery in the UK

Shocking statements made recently by the National Crime Agency should eliminate any delusional belief that modern slavery is not prevalent in the UK today.

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Legal update

Public matters - August 2017

In this month's edition we have updates on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, Modern Slavery Act 2015, Social Impact Bonds, the ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’ consultation.

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Whistleblowing - is the public interested?

The Court of Appeal decision in Nurmohamed v Chesterton Global Limited gives guidance on how the ‘public interest’ test in whistleblowing cases should be applied.

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Legal update

Recent developments in procurement policies

August 2017 saw the CCS release an update, covering developments, resources and commissioning opportunities including developments in procurement policies.

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Legal update

Consultation tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market

We have seen a significant amount of publicity recently surrounding the sale of leasehold houses and the imposition of significant ground rents.

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Legal update

Assessment of selection criteria relating to economic and financial standing

A recent case has once again highlighted the need for contracting authorities to fully consider how they assess economic and financial standing of bidders.

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Legal update

New ruling on liability for contaminated land caused by predecessor bodies

The Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Powys County Council v Price and Hardwick (2017) overturns a High Court decision with wide ramifications for local authorities in relation to their liabilities under the contaminated land regime.

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Legal update

Social Impact Bonds - are you missing out?

Since 2010 there have been various initiatives to increase the use of SIBs in public sector contracting, but there is still a long way to go until SIBs become common place in public sector procurement.

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