At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we realise it is a challenging time for churches who will be supporting members of their church and its community.
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.
The Government has published Guidance for landlords undertaking right to rent checks during the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
The Coronavirus Act does not change the need to comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) or the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) regime.
During the Coronavirus outbreak, the health and safety of employees and members of the public are paramount.
The Civil Courts have now released a list of their priorities for housing enforcement work.
Following a fortnight of announcements and proposed legislation regarding employment and furlough, here's our latest update.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to all new specified tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
We've been producing ebriefings and advice about covid-19 where we can, and we've issued a lot this week. If you've missed any, we've compiled them here.
Late last night (26 March) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a guidance note regarding Court Service.
What is the correct approach for contracting authorities to adopt during these times, to navigate effectively the urgency of the situation alongside the legal duties on public sector organisations?
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