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COVID-19 for local authorities, arms length bodies and government

Tuesday 21 April 2020

2.00 pm - 3.00pm

We are pleased to invite you to our Covid-19 webinar, where a number of key members of the team will be providing an update on current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on local authorities.

  • Employment by Ian Deakin
    One of the biggest impacts of the current crisis has been on the workplace with millions either working from home or at risk of losing their jobs. As the lockdown continues, Ian will discuss what support has been provided for employers and employees as a result of coronavirus and what challenges both will face when it is lifted.
  • Data protection & IT Security by Ros Foster
    Ros will talk about: the ICO’s position on any relaxation of her approach to compliance with regulations; IT security arrangements for remote working; the spike in IT hacking and mitigation; and physical custody of information.
  • Ensuring local business survive by Peter Ware
    In the current crisis local authorities have a critical role in trying to ensure that local businesses, particularly SMEs survive. To this end Peter will be exploring some of the tools at their disposal to help with this vital role, including rates relief, grants and other wider support options.

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Our speakers

Ros Foster

Ros Foster


Ros Foster specialises in all aspects of public, administrative and local government law including judicial review, vires and FOIA/DPA.

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Peter Ware

Peter Ware

Partner and Head of Government Sector

Peter is head of the Government Sector and takes a lead on the commercial aspects of the local authority practice specialising in complex procurement, shared services, PFI, outsourcing and public sector joint ventures.

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