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Working time, minimum wages & travel

by Jodie Sinclair

How to avoid prosecution and backpay claims in respect of low paid workers - now a particular risk for health & social care.

No such thing as a free voucher

by Ashley Norman

Childcare vouchers and maternity leave - a new departure and cost saving for employers?

Water service charges: High Court ruling could leave housing...

by Trevor Watt

Are your arrangements with water companies water-tight following the decision in Jones v London Borough of Southwark EWHC 457 (Ch)...

Authority Update 25/3/16

by Claire Booth

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

Free Consultancy Contract review for all our Health clients

by Jodie Sinclair

How to ensure that Self-employed Workers Arrangements meet both NHS TDA, Monitor and NHS England requirements

New Procurement Regulations published

by Emily Heard

The Government has published the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016, implementing...

Energy Eye – March 2016

by Nadeem Arshad

Brief details of recent legal and policy developments in England and Wales relevant to those interested in energy, renewables,...

Classification of NHS bodies for the purposes of the EU procurement...

by Emily Heard

The correct classification of contracting authorities under the EU procurement rules is important for two main reasons:

Authority Update 11/3/16

by Claire Booth

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

Outsourcing contracts: lessons to learn from BT Cornwall Ltd v...

by Emma Norman

We look at the implications of the High Court's ruling that Cornwall Council and its public sector partners were entitled to...

Landmark ruling could leave councils owing tenants millions in...

by Virginia Cooper

Virginia Cooper comments on the decision in Jones v London Borough of Southwark EWHC 457 (Ch)

Procurement Update – March 2016

by Emily Heard

This Update contains brief details of recent key developments relevant to those involved in procurement work.