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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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training and events

16Jan

Maximising Public Sector Opportunities Workshop London office

Suppliers often comment that the public procurement regime does not provide a great deal of detail around the role of challenge during a tender process. When taking part in a public sector tender process do you really want to challenge what the contracting authority is doing as it may disadvantage your submission?

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22Jan

Managing procurement risks and challenges Manchester office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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Legal updates

So what will the Conservative majority mean for Local Government?

Following the results this morning, the opinion polls were correct in showing the strong leads of the Conservatives and this has led to a large Conservative majority. And, with the Conservatives in power (presumably for a full, five year term), what does this mean for your local government in the future?

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Legal updates

Local government relationship with central government

Since the enactment of the Local Government Devolution Bill in January 2016, the Brexit vote and subsequent deal negotiations has dominated the attention of central government and as a result, devolution and departmental restructure has invariably taken a back seat.

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Legal updates

Noise-induced hearing loss claims – documentation and the expert engineer

Guest writer, Finch Consulting Senior Consultant Teli Chinelis applies his expertise in preparing engineering reports in relation to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims to explain information that is required from the claimant and information that is required and is advisable to be retained by employers, in order to ensure that claims can be fairly represented.

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Legal updates

New statutory duty to report deaths – are you complying with the new law?

New Statutory duties to report deaths came into force on 1st October 2019. Are you complying with these new legal duties?

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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