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public matters newsletter - April 2015

21 April 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Richard looks at the great debate of devolution
  • Stephen reviews the election manifestos and summarises each one from a local government perspective
  • Nichola looks at the cost budgeting nightmare
  • Neils third and final article in the series of dealing with local authority land collaboration/joint ventures
  • the second article from Angelica looking at best value duty
  • Sarah provides an employment update
  • Anja reviews the Procurement Policy Notes published during the first quarter of the year, and
  • Anja and Emma look at the new guidance on awarding contracts under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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Legal updates

Treasury consults on future lending terms of the Public Works Loan Board

The consultation has been prompted by the specific issue of ‘debt for yield’ to ensure that the PWLB can continue to support local authority investment.

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Brexit resources

UK shared prosperity fund

The UKSPF has been proposed to replace the EU ESI funding for less developed regions, however a number of issues require resolution before the fund can be set up.

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Legal updates

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - updated statutory guidance for public authorities in England and Wales

This is timely guidance given that modern slavery will not be exempt from the health, social and economic challenges brought about by Covid-19.

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Managing PFI assets and services as contracts end

Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.

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Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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