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25 July 2022 The impending termination of PFI contracts and what should be done now

By the time PFI really got into its stride in the early 2000s, standard form contracts had pretty much nailed down the terms and anticipated anything that might happen, good or bad, during the course of the 25 years it covered.

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16 December 2021 Waste is only waste if we waste it*

This article looks at the impact of Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 on waste collection authorities, including measures to reduce packaging waste, to encourage re-use and recycling and changes to the way waste will be collected.

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21 September 2021 Public Matters - September 2021

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

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27 January 2021 Public matters - January 2021

This month includes updates on state aid/ subsidy control regime, Norfolk County Council v Durrant, UK Freeport Regime, public sector exit pay, discretionary functions and powers, trading companies and special purchase vehicles.

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Managing PFI assets and services as contracts end

Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.

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COVID-19 for local authorities, arms length bodies and government - 6th May 2020

An update on current issues including managing the business failure of a key contractor, litigating and working with the court system and planning.

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9 April 2020 Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) guidance note on private finance initiative (PFI) and private finance 2 (PF2) projects

Major parts of the infrastructure in the UK are currently managed under PFI contracts and their contribution to public service delivery is substantial. In the context of the Covid 19 crisis, therefore, their continuing role is of critical importance to essential services.

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16 July 2019 Public matters - July 2019

This month includes local government re-organisation, social care, Litigants in Person, state aid and the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.

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30 April 2019 Public matters - April 2019

This month includes outsourcing and contracting, Japanese knotweed and avoiding IT disputes.

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13 March 2019 Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities.

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