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public matters - July 2019

16 July 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Read our guide to local government re-organisation

This guide provides information and guidance for local authorities considering a move to a unitary form of local government in their area.

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CN & GN v Poole Borough Council in the Supreme Court - your questions answered

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Tips for dealing with Litigants in Person

Emma Marshall provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.

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State aid – guidance on applying the market economy operator principle to district heating schemes

State aid decisions and judgments on district heating projects are few and far between, so any guidance from the Commission on these projects is invaluable. Karl Edwards looks at the reacquisition of the Hamburg District Heating Network, which provides useful insight in to ensuring that investment in to a district heating scheme by a public body is compliant with state aid principles, specifically the market economy operator principle.

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Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Generally the Joint Committee's report welcomes the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill, but it does set out some areas of concern as well as making recommendations, which Emma Grant views.

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Legal updates

Conservation newsletter - July 2020

There is a potential for significant change and public bodies are likely to be at the forefront of delivering that change.

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Legal updates

Annual progress report on reducing greenhouse gas emissions: the impact of Covid-19 and future challenges for the Government

For the first time, in this year’s report, tools have been provided to Parliamentarians to scrutinise the progress across Whitehall.

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Legal updates

Marine Conservation Zones: protecting seahorse populations in England

Sections 125 and 126 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 impose duties on public bodies in respect of marine conservation zones.

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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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