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public matters newsletter - June 2015

22 June 2015

In this month's bumper edition the team look at:

  • a legislative update on the Queen's Speech 2015
  • Part 36 and costs
  • homelessness and the role of the local housing authority - is a perfect storm brewing?
  • the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and frameworks
  • devolution deals: elected mayors
  • the key facts around cities and the Local Government Devolution Bill
  • town and village greens - is it a walk in the park?
  • extending right to buy
  • whistleblowing and the meaning of 'in the public interest'.

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Legal updates

VAT reform proposals for the public sector - NHS and government departments

HM Treasury recently issued a consultation paper, VAT and the Public Sector: Reform to VAT refund rules which is relevant for the NHS and government departments. The consultation remains open for responses until 18 November 2020.

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Legal updates

Corporate transparency and register reform: Government response now published

In May 2019 the Government consulted on a range of options to enhance the role of Companies House and increase the transparency of companies and other legal entities. On 18 September 2020 BEIS published the Government's response following a huge response to the consultation.

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Brexit resources

Build back better and gender mainstreaming in public procurement

In the course of dealing with Covid-19 many leaders have talked about ‘build back better’ and inclusivity should be at the heart of it.

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Legal updates

Public matters - September 2020

This month includes The Internal Market Bill, A Plan for Jobs 2020, 'build back better' and procurement, VAT reform for 'section 41' organisations, local government reorganisation, independent review of administrative law, outsourcing and planning.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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