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Public matters newsletter - December 2014

11 December 2014

In this edition, Anja Beriro considers the selection and award criterion in light of the European General Courts decision in Alfastar Benelux SA v European Commission; Alex Kynoch brings us up to date with latest developments in the NATS (Services) Limited v Gatwick Airport Limited dispute and the November judgement which focuses on issues surrounding NATS particulars of claim; Nichola Evans takes an incisive look at the effect of the Jackson reforms on case management and the latest Court of Appeal guidance; we have the first of a series of articles from Neil Walker in which he takes an in-depth look at initial considerations for local authorities when thinking about land development collaboration/joint venture projects; and finally we have a rather festive state aid story from Sharon Jones to round off our December issue in style!

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The Building Safety Bill – what does it mean for you?

Earlier this month the Government published the Building Safety Bill as part of its continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell disaster and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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Japanese knotweed – a diminishing risk?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (‘RICS’) is in the process of updating its guidance to surveyors on their approach to Japanese knotweed when valuing a property.

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Local authority leisure provision in a time of Covid

It was no surprise that the leisure sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and that many local authority leisure contracts required significant intervention.

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Special Severance Payments

It took over 5 years for secondary legislation implementing the £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments to be brought into force; only a few months after their implementation, the Government announced in February of this year that the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 would be revoked, citing ‘unintended consequences’ which had been identified after ‘extensive review’.

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