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Public matters - September 2018

25 September 2018

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Enforcement notice issued against council by the ICO due to subject access request backlog

Charlotte Harpin offers practical tips for local authorities on how to avoid enforcement action by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Privilege revisited: Court of Appeal judgment in Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd

Helen Simm looks at what this means for public bodies, who may find themselves facing a criminal or regulatory investigation as a result of an incident, accident or whistleblower allegations.

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Update on MEES: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Ayesha Khalique looks at the concerns raised about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations and Energy Performance Certificate assessments, and invites local authority landlords, purchasers and MEES enforcement bodies to participate in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy open consultation.

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What we're up to

LLG Governance Conference

2-5 October 2018

Hear Peter Ware and Michael Mousdale speak about getting better value from your contracts, and visit us at stand 10.

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EM LawShare conference

12 October 2018

EM LawShare members will be able to hear James Arrowsmith speak about liability for abuse by foster parents, and visit our stand.

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SOLACE Summit 2018

17-19 October 2018

Visit us at stand 6.

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Training and events


Health & Care Connect East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

Our conference will connect leaders, executives and professionals from across the health and care sector to discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for delivering services, resilience and looking after our people in the new world.

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Legal updates

Integrated Care Boards and preventing NHS fraud

On 7 July this year, NHS England published its statutory guidance for Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and with it set out the ICBs’ role and responsibilities and how they should collaborate, interact and carry out their anti-fraud, bribery and corruption functions in concert with NHS England.


Legal updates

Public Matters - September 2022

Welcome to our September edition of Public Matters, our monthly round-up of legal updates, news and insights for the public sector.



IR35 rules to be scrapped from April 2023

The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.


Legal updates

Data reform in the UK

Since the UK left the EU and are now able to move away from the EU data protection regime, the UK government have implemented a national data strategy with the aim of reducing the burden on organisations but maintaining a high data protection standard.


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