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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

8Jun

LUPC & SUPC Conference 2022 etc.venues, 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London EC3A 7BX

Come and meet the team at Stand 5 in the exhibition hall at the 7th joint consortia event to discuss how we can support you & your institution.

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7Jun

Summer Regional HR Forum - Birmingham Microsoft Teams

We are pleased to invite you to join us at one of our next Regional HR Forums. The forums are aimed at those who lead the HR function in schools and academies across the nation.

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Focus on...

Published articles

Gloves about to come off? Representation at disciplinary and grievance hearings

Brendan Clarke Smith proposed that the right to be accompanied should be much wider than it is at present. Whilst the Bill itself was withdrawn, the idea lives on and is supported by the Education Secretary.

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Blogs

Learning from Emergency Medicine compensation claims

Every year a high number of patients attend Emergency Departments (EDs) in England, often presenting with complex and wide-ranging symptoms. Many of these challenges were explored in the Getting It Right First Time Emergency Medicine Report, published in 2021.

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Legal updates

Public Matters - May 2022

Updates include Section 106, Changes to the statutory framework for local government in Wales and more.

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Legal updates

A new Modern Slavery Bill

Public sector and private sector organisations, particularly those who meet the £36 million threshold, are encouraged to review their approach to combating modern slavery in their organisation and its supply chains before the Modern Slavery Bill becomes law.

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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.

Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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