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Legal update

20 January 2021 The UK Freeport Regime

What should you consider in a Freeport proposal?

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Legal update

18 January 2021 Directors duties in relation to local authority trading companies and special purchase vehicles

Some prudent steps that directors should take to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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Legal update

18 January 2021 School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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State aid and subsidy control - post Brexit

The UK’s state aid rules change from 1 January 2021 we will bring you up to speed on the new position.

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Legal update

14 January 2021 Lack of clarity with public sector exit pay cap law

For public sector employers who are scheme employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) the Exit Pay Regulations raise significant legal issues.

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14 January 2021 New year, new-ish state aid rules: the new subsidy control regime

Until a formal subsidy regime is put in place funding bodies must grapple with the complex and challenging exercise of legal obligations from the UK-EU TCA and numerous trade agreements to grant funding.

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13 January 2021 Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider

The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.

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Legal update

17 December 2020 Public matters - December 2020

This month includes updates on procurement, local government reorganisation, R v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care, government contracting, state aid, insolvency and school attendance.

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16 December 2020 Procurement Policy Note 1020 changes and considerations for contracting authorities post transition

What is the current impact for contracting authorities of the PPN?

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Legal update

15 December 2020 Public procurement law reform: highlights of the Government’s transforming public procurement green paper

The Cabinet Office has now published the much anticipated Green Paper (Paper) setting out the Government’s proposals for reform of the public procurement system in England. The proposals are now subject to a 12 week consultation period ending on 10th March 2021.

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