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public matters newsletter, September 2013

1 September 2013

It has been a very busy summer for lots of us working in or with the public sector and with the policy initiatives coming from central government and the response of local government it is looking like a busy end to the year as well.

We have articles this month on PF2, mutuals, the localism debate, state aid and framework agreements. As in previous editions we have a question and answer section, this month Anja looks at combined authorities.

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Clean air - where we are and what we may expect in the future

Air pollution and the importance of clean air are increasingly becoming recognised as issues that need to be addressed.

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Construction and the environment: building green contracts to meet your carbon-neutral commitments

With increasing concerns surrounding a climate crisis and the need for greater environmental sustainability, several councils across the UK recently expressed a firm commitment to become carbon neutral.

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Pay discussions? Shhhhhh...

According to research by the TUC announced this week, almost a fifth of workers don’t talk about their pay at work because they are not allowed to.

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FOIA and data protection: the difficult balancing exercise for public authorities when a request is made for third party personal data

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’) allows members of the public to request information from public bodies. As guidance issued by the Information Commissioner explains, the main principle behind FOIA is that people have a right to know about the activities of public authorities, unless there is a good reason for them not to.

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