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Public Matters - September 2021

21 September 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

The UK Hydrogen Strategy: an overview

Neil Kates outlines the Government’s ambitious Hydrogen Strategy and how we can support both low carbon energy projects and related queries.

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

Martin Cannon considers the key areas of support offered by the IPA under the ‘Managing the Risks of PFI Contract Expiry’ plan to aid public bodies on expiring PFI contracts.

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Updated guidance on Covid-19 vaccination: 12 to 15 year olds

The Department of Health and Social Care announced that young people aged 12 to 15 are to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. Our health and safety experts share their advice to school leaders.

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Civil claims in schools

Katherine Langley explores some of the more common types of personal-injury and non-injury claims that arise in a school setting.

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On-demand webinar: COP 26 - what is it and why is it important?

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The use and misuse of social media. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour ON24 webinar

In this webinar, James Tait and Ros Foster come together to discuss the use of social media and difficult behaviour, the tools that the law provides to help manage such situations and provide practical hints and tips based on their experience and relevant case law.

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Legal updates

Integrated Care Systems: practical steps for 1 July 2022

ICSs have been introduced with the intention of uniting the operations of hospitals, community-based services, and health and social care bodies across their respective places.

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Grievances, complaints and whistleblowing. Managing the impact of difficult behaviour

In the first of our two-part webinar series on ‘managing the impact of difficult employee behaviour’ regulatory and employment experts Ros Foster and James Tait look at what is, and what isn’t, whistleblowing in the context of grievance and complaints procedures.

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Legal updates

Subsidy Control Act 2022 – Royal Assent received

After months of debate, agreement has been reached by both Houses on the Subsidy Control Act 2022 c.23 (Act) which received Royal Assent on the 28 April 2022.

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Published articles

Queen’s speech: planning reforms to be tackled via Levelling up Bill

This year’s Queen’s Speech has outlined several legislative changes and the overhauling of laws around levelling up, planning and economic crime that could affect conveyancers.

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