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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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29Sep

Children's social care forum Online

Our team are delighted to invite you to this year’s social care forum where we will discuss developments on liability for friends and family foster placements, lessons learned from pursuing recoveries from abusers in child sex abuse cases and also the impact of the ABI Code of Practice for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following recommendations of the IICSA.

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Key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies.

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The UK Hydrogen Strategy: an overview

Outline of the Government’s ambitious Hydrogen Strategy and how we can support low carbon energy projects and related queries.

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Hospitals as ‘placements’ for looked after children under the age of 16

With effect from Thursday 9 September 2021 the amendments contained within the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/161) (‘the Regulations’) come into effect which introduces regulation 27A.

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