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Raising the bar on raising concerns

by Jodie Sinclair

The raising concerns agenda is in the limelight again and its scope is expanding.

Is ring-fencing pay a 'reasonable adjustment'?

by Julian Hoskins

The EAT has considered whether long-term pay protection is capable of amounting to a 'reasonable adjustment' for a disabled...

Authority Update 23/9/16

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in local...

Mastercard liable for interchange fee overcharges

by Virginia Cooper

The Competition Appeal Tribunal finds that MasterCard's UK multilateral interchange fee was anti-competitive leaving it open to...

Case Summary: South Staffordshire NHS FT and others v St George's...

by Simon Lindsay

How the Hospital Managers review regime can and should operate

Procurement Byte: Contract change provisions

by Susie Smith

A recent judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Finn Frogne (C-549/14), serves as a reminder of the usefulness and...

Apple, Tax and State Aid

by Edward Reynolds

Perhaps the most important legal question will be around selectivity as paying less tax will almost always give an advantage.

STP and Consultation

by Madeline Moore

By the 21st October the STP plans are due to be finalised which set out the way 44 local areas plan to make £14.9 billion worth of...

Authority Update 9/9/16

by Claire Booth

Brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in local...

Lessons to be learned from the case of Energysolutions EU Ltd v...

by Emily Heard

Part 2: The role of witness evidence

Medical Devices and Brexit

by Madeline Moore

The dust has barely settled on the Brexit referendum and the future planning yet to begin.

Disclosure of evaluation methodology in public procurements

by Trevor Watt

On 14 July 2016 the Court of Justice handed down judgment in response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian...