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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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Legal updates

Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The ‘new normal’ has brought with it a variety of different challenges and it has had an impact on nearly all facets of our lives, including the termination of contracts during these Covid-19 times.

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Legal updates

Recovering monies from an individual? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

The PAPDC does not apply to business to business debt only if the debtor is a sole trader. Much more information is required under the PAPDC within a letter of claim and debtors should be given more time to respond along with an opportunity to make payment proposals throughout the pre-action process.

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Legal updates

Mandatory directing off-site

On 17 September 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the case that covers some important points in relation to directing pupils off-site and is one of the few cases that covers the powers of schools to do so.

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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.

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