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public matters - March 2020

20 March 2020

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Public decision-taking during coronavirus restrictions

Richard Barlow reviews what organisations can do to meet the guidance and to maintain functioning democratic decision-taking.

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Coronavirus Bill – impact on local authorities

Stephanie McGarry outlines what it means for local authorites.

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Local business support announced, Local Governments’ key role

Peter Ware outlines the government's measures to provide support to businesses during this unprecedented time.

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Procurement and Coronavirus

Jennifer Grigg looks at how potential high rates of absence and government measures will impact current procurement schedules and requirements.

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Coronavirus - contracts, force majeure and frustration

Paula Dumbill summarises what organisations can do if they are no longer able to perform their contract obligations with customers.

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Coronavirus in the Health and Social Care Workplace – FAQs

Jacqui Atkinson sets out below some answers to some of the most commonly asked workplace queries.

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Coronavirus hub: COVID-19 legal implications

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Procurement and freedom of information

Anja Beriro shares a reminder of the importance of procurement and freedom of information officers in an organisation working together.

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Can a Welsh registered social landlord who is not a public body for Office National Statistics be the subject of a judicial review when it delivers a public function?

Tim Edds looks at the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act 2018, how it amends powers in the Housing Act 1996 and its impact on Registered Social Landlords.

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Use of restraints in school: EHRC inquiry

Leah Jones outlines the Equality and Human Rights Commission recently launched inquiry into the monitoring and recording of the use of restraints and restrictive interventions within schools in England and Wales.

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Historical child abuse and limitation – check your public liability policies

Sarah Erwin-Jones summarises the recent Court of Appeal decision in London Borough of Haringey v FZO and its significant implications for organisations that may face historical abuse claims.

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State aid - getting the basics right webinar

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Legal updates

Midlands Engine roundtable report – building back a stronger, better and greener Midlands

In conjunction with the Midlands Engine, we have produced a report which aims to throw light on the issues surrounding the Midlands, the beating heart of the UK economy with 80% of all UK freight passing through the region each year.

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Brexit resources

The Internal Market Bill – an overview

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 09 September 2020 (the Bill), provoking much debate and attracting criticism from many. But what exactly is contained within the Bill?

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Legal updates

Government plans to rejuvenate the UK labour market

This article considers some of the Government’s main proposals which are still to come.

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Brexit resources

Departing from EU case law - our opinion

Our response to the consultation on extending powers to depart from retained EU case law to additional lower courts and tribunals.

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Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

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