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Public matters - March 2021

22 March 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Climate change - extreme weather and shifting liability risks

James Fawcett considers what further developments we might see in response to shifting environmental challenges.

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Local authorities and the Debt Respite Scheme

Joe Price outlines this legislation and how might it affect local authorities.

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Significant changes to trial witness statements: Practice Direction 57AC - what do you need to know?

Mia Plume looks at the key changes to Practice Direction 57AC and Statement of Best Practice, and the challenges for legal representatives.

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Post-Covid child abuse litigation - a new future

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Training and events

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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

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.

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Blogs

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.

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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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Legal updates

The reality of the future of devolution arrangements in England

Devolution is the transfer of powers in areas like transport, housing and skills in England and since the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 has been a much-discussed topic.

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