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public matters - August 2020

24 August 2020

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

The Environment Bill - submission of evidence, can we help?

Don’t miss the opportunity to shape the future of this key piece of environmental legislation - if you are thinking of making a submission to the Committee, we can assist you.

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Procurement law reforms

We already know that there are key criticisers of the law, but whether or not we remain bound by the EU law will depend on the terms of the Brexit deal.

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European Commission amends the Temporary Framework and prolongs existing state aid rules due to impact of Covid-19

The latest amendment covering micro and small undertakings is a welcome development.

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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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The Planning White Paper – what does it mean?

What are the key changes and will it really lead to increased housing numbers?

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Governance of wholly owned companies - where to start?

When advising on and helping set up trading companies, it is governance that frequently causes a measure of uncertainty - there is no one size fits all solution.

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New Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance comes into force

In this article Senior HR Consultant Gill Martindale outlines the key changes to the 2020 guidance and puts forward five actions that you should take to help keep your pupils safe.

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Staffing matters – the full opening of schools

September is going to be a time for creative thinking and flexibility for school and academy trust leaders and staff.

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Extreme urgency? The judicial spotlight is now trained on Regulation 32(2)(c)

The news that the Good Law Project has brought judicial review proceedings against the Department for Health and Social Care in respect of its direct award of a £108m contract for PPE raises a number of issues for contracting authorities.

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Regeneration review - where are we now? Online

We are delighted to invite you to our regeneration webinar, where we will be looking at four keys areas of regeneration; public law, planning, construction and real estate.

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Legal updates

UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus 2021-2022

We explain the UK Community Renewal Fund priorities, submission and assessment of proposals and points to note for authorities.

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Carbon neutrality - air quality

Catch up on our on-demand video where we discuss the current statutory framework for the regulation of air quality and how this is likely to evolve.

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Legal updates

The countdown to private finance initiative (PFI) handover – what’s your seven-year plan?

We consider key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.

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Legal updates

Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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