The Government has announced changes to the newly extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CVJRS) and extended the payment of SSP in certain circumstances.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements.
10 June was the deadline for making submissions.
Many of our clients are interested in this arena, especially councils and housing associations in their procurement activities, and social businesses in the delivery of public services.
Contracting authorities in England are legally obliged to consider the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area in deciding how to procure services, under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The EU procurement rules make it clear that this is entirely feasible for works, services and supplies.
You can read our response to the consultation here. We hope that it makes a constructive and stimulating contribution to this vital aspect of public policy.
For more information on the consultation or our response, please contact Mark Cook.
Katherine Sinclair and Libby Hubbard talk through the issues facing employers as they start to bring employees back to work.
The Court of Appeal has delivered its verdict on a High Court decision that the Right to Rent scheme was discriminatory and in breach of the ECHR.
With many of our updates over recent weeks highlighting the challenges that have emerged from lockdown, we are now seeing a trend of charities grappling with the challenge of emerging from lockdown.
In this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
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