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Public matters - November 2019

27 November 2019

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Purdah: publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period

Victoria Searle looks at who is caught by it, what can and can’t happen in purdah, and what does it mean for the wider public sector?

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ECJ guidance on applying exclusions to potential problem bidders

Rebecca McLean reviews the case of Delta Antrepriză de Construcţii şi Montaj 93 SA v Compania Naţională de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere SA, which provides useful clarification over when contracting authorities can apply exclusions grounds where an economic operator has been in default under a prior public contract.

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Devolution deal for Metro Mayors

Nat Avdiu provides an update on the devolution deal achieved by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and other Metro Mayors.

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Rise in the cost of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board - to harm project viability?

Deveshi Patel looks at the impact of the Treasury’s recent decision to raise the borrowing rate from the Public Works Loan Board, opposition to the deicsion and alternative soucres of funding.

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COP 26 - what is it and why is it important? Online

COP 26 is the global United Nations climate change Summit, which will take place in Scotland in November. It comes at a time when climate change, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is at the top of the political agenda.

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In house lawyers: our sustainable future Online

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Public Matters - July 2021

Updates on leisure contracts, SSPs, children's social care, construction, subject access disclosure, Building Safety Bill and Japanese knotweed.

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The Building Safety Bill – what does it mean for you?

Earlier this month the Government published the Building Safety Bill as part of its continuing efforts to respond to the Grenfell disaster and recommendations made following the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

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Japanese knotweed – a diminishing risk?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (‘RICS’) is in the process of updating its guidance to surveyors on their approach to Japanese knotweed when valuing a property.

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Local authority leisure provision in a time of Covid

It was no surprise that the leisure sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and that many local authority leisure contracts required significant intervention.

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