We summarise the outcome of the High Court case ruling against Kingston-upon-Thames RBC and which landlords may need to take action and when, regarding compensation for overcharging water bills.
Local Government: Mark Cook navigates the tough decisions for local authorities as they contemplate greater devolution, business rate independence, asset sale freedom and austerity all at the same time.
Health and Social Care: Matthew Wort asks whether the Chancellor has done enough to help meet the critical social care needs of our ageing population and how providers should engage with commissioners who will have much greater freedoms.
Social Business: David Alcock reviews the multiple proposals that will affect co-ops, charities and social businesses including the apprenticeship levy, and the risk business rate freedoms could have on those with current exemptions.
Education: Chris Whittington welcomes the review of the National Funding Formula and shows how the next round of academy conversions should drive through MATs as the chosen mode of operation for the schools sector and will be the tipping point for education support services.
Housing: Jonathan Cox examines how housing associations are being further exposed to market drivers and what it will take to deliver the Government’s shared ownership ambitions in a competitive environment.
If we didn’t need reminding, we ignore the “P” in our PESTLE analyses at our peril.
Senior Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
It is important to remember that when it comes to selling services, you must deliver on your promises.
Under section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974, organisations are obligated to avoid public health and safety risks through the conduct of their business.
How does a media-savvy employer ensure a season of festive cheer but without mishap, damage to their reputation or harassment and bullying claims?
Providers need to be alive to the risk of contractors becoming insolvent and how to limit the resulting inevitable disruption.
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
Over the last few years the meaning of “asset management” has changed from being all about repairs to understanding that assets might not stay in an organisation forever.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has understandably prompted a fundamental reconsideration of how building safety is approached for High-Rise Residential Buildings.
Results from the latest three-yearly valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are starting to trickle through.
The potential for Brexit with or without a deal causes uncertainty, and credit rating agencies do not like uncertainty.
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