In a further answer to prayer, however, the Local Government Act 2000 power to promote well-being has not been abolished for councils in England as Schedule 1 of the Localism Act has not yet been brought in force.

The combination of well-being plus the general power of competence will enable councils to do even more innovative things than previously heralded.

For more information

Contact Mark Cook on 0121 212 7472 or mark.cook@anthonycollins.com, Chris Plumley in 0121 214 3576 or chris.plumley@anthonycollins.com, or Sarah Lines on 0121 214 3609 or sarah.lines@anthonycollins.com.

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In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

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Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.