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Public matters - May 2021

19 May 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Wigan v Scullindale – local authority break rights in long development leases

Ayesha summarises the key points of the decision, together with practical considerations for landlords and tenants to keep in mind.

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

Martin considers key actions for public authorities in managing the PFI handover process.

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UK Community Renewal Fund: Prospectus 2021-2022

The UK government released updated guidance in March to detail their plans for funding to enable national recovery.

Athina focuses on the UK Community Renewal Fund priorities, submission and assessment of proposals and points to note for authorities.

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The future of care - round table summary

Claire summarises the insights gathered from our recent roundtables dedicated to the future of care, focusing on social care, mental health and learning disability services and retirement living.

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On-demand webinar: Carbon neutrality - air quality

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Legal updates

Public Matters - September 2021

Updates include the UK Hydrogen Strategy and IPA assistance with PFI contract expiry.


Legal updates

Is this a support plan you can work with on PFI contract expiry? Handover assistance from the IPA

Key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies.


Legal updates

The UK Hydrogen Strategy: an overview

Outline of the Government’s ambitious Hydrogen Strategy and how we can support low carbon energy projects and related queries.


Legal updates

Hospitals as ‘placements’ for looked after children under the age of 16

With effect from Thursday 9 September 2021 the amendments contained within the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/161) (‘the Regulations’) come into effect which introduces regulation 27A.


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