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Public matters newsletter - January 2015

28 January 2015

A diverse set of articles for this month.

Firstly, Anja Beriro considers the recent European Court of Justice judgement in an Italian procurement case that includes some very useful guidance on what to consider when looking at Part B contracts, cross-border interest and the application of the 2004 Directive. Lynne Rathbone looks at the latest developments in the ongoing fiscal devolution debate. Sarah Hooton examines the impact of recent developments in employment case law on pay and overtime. We finish off by taking a dip in the pool with Neil Walker and the second instalment in a series of articles focusing on local authorities and land collaboration/joint ventures.

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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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