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Public Matters - October 2021

26 October 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

Will councils be forced to install EV charging?

Neil Kates reviews the current position on local authority EV charge points, and how the government is looking to solve infrastructure issues.

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Contract termination in Covid-19 times

The courts offer some guidance about the implied duty of rationality in the termination of contracts during Covid-19.

Scott Mounfield summarises the key points from Dwyer (UK Franchising) Ltd v Fredbar Ltd.

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National Disability Strategy - a comprehensive, concerted plan or a missed opportunity?

The Government’s National Disability Strategy may have completely passed you by.

Victoria Curran outlines the key points, and why housing providers are advised to contribute to the consultations.

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

Mia Plume provides an overview of the PAPDC and explains how it applies to the public sector.

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Children's social care forum, 29 September 2021

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Legal updates

Exclusion grounds under the new procurement regime

A range of questions were subject to consultation on the grounds for excluding bidders from a procurement process. We consider some of the key proposals which will be taken forward in the new regime.


Published articles

Post COP26 – Where now for Local Government and Net Zero?

Laura Hughes sets out the key points for local authorities following the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow.


Published articles

Transforming public procurement – the road to flexibility?

In 2020, the Cabinet Office published the green paper as part of the government’s overall policy objective to exploit freedoms afforded by the UK’s exit from the European Union. A year on, the Cabinet Office has released its response to this consultation.


Legal updates

Public Matters - December 2021

Updates include waste law, construction contracts, procurement, and education law.


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