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public matters newsletter, November 2013

21 November 2013

We continue with our series on the new public procurement directive, this month analysing public to public cooperation. We also include articles on fracking, public procurement and SMEs, draft revised guidelines on state aid, a PF2 toolkit, PF2 equity participation and an article on Freedom of Information.

Topics covered include:

  • Shared services and public to public cooperation under the new directive - Peter Ware
  • Are you prepared for the fracking boom? - Ben Standing
  • Public procurement and SMEs - ECJ ruling on ability of contractors to rely on capacity of third parties at PQQ stage - Steven Brunning
  • Draft revised guidelines on state aid for rescuing and restructuring undertakings in difficulty - Alex Kynoch
  • PF2 - a toolkit for local authorities? - Craig Elder
  • PF2 equity participation – will the Treasury invest in local authority projects? - Craig Elder
  • Freedom of Information - the best of recent developments - Sharon Jones

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Last month the government published the latest annual update on the numbers of looked after children.

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What we have learned about costs claims in child abuse cases

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Potential liability for child sexual and criminal exploitation

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Upcoming webinars

State aid - getting the basics right

This webinar will set out the basics of state aid rules and is accessible to lawyers and non-lawyers. We will work through practical examples and provide tips on how state aid assessments can be streamlined to avoid the delays and disruptions often associated with state aid compliance.

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