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18 October 2019 public matters - October 2019

This month includes government outsourcing, amending contracts, land registration 2025 target for public sector, inquests, and public procurement with SMEs, Brexit and the mafia.

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14 October 2019 Foster carers are not ‘workers’ according to the Employment Tribunal

For anyone who has followed the evolving case law in the social care sector, this title is likely to raise some questions. Most notably, “What about the decision in Armes?”

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14 October 2019 Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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14 October 2019 Child Abuse Inquiry – latest recommendations in the Accountability and Reparations investigation

The Accountability and Reparations investigations of the IICSA has already carried out a large amount of work. Last month a report with its preliminary recommendations was published.

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14 October 2019 More concerns on the horizon for social care services and private providers

In a survey conducted by Unison this summer more than half of our social workers say they are considering leaving the profession for a less stressful position.

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10 October 2019 Government outsourcing: its successes, failures and its future

Government outsourcing is a topic which can sometimes be divisive, however, we have in this country been doing it for several decades now and the UK outsourcing industry has been described as the ‘most advanced in the world’.

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10 October 2019 Public procurement with SMEs and the mafia

In September, the ECJ ruled in favour of Vitali SpA in Vitali SpA v Autostrade per l’Italia SpA (C-63/18) EU:C:2019:787 where the judges held that the Article 105 of Legislative Decree 50/2016 was unlawful.

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9 October 2019 The future of procurement law: impact of Brexit on the health sector

One key legislative area for the health sector which is always topical and provokes debate even without the added complication of the Brexit question is procurement law. Add in the issue of Brexit and the debate intensifies and possible outcomes multiply.

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