Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
We can confirm that the Regulations have come into force as drafted in September (you can read our ebriefing here) and that there are no substantive changes to their content. Private Registered Providers (“PRPs”) are expected to amend their constitutions to give effect to the Regulations on or before 16 May 2018 (“the appointed day”).
The Office for National Statistics (“ONS”) has also just announced that PRPs are to be re-classified as of today as private bodies. The reclassification has been communicated in a letter, which can be found linked to the statement.
We are happy to advise on the best approach to liaising with local authorities in light of your constitutional arrangements. We also offer fixed-fee packages to amend your constitution to reflect the new Regulations.
You can find a full copy of the Regulations here. You might also find our previous ebriefings on Deregulation and the Regulations useful for a summary on the background to the Regulations and the effect they are expected to have on PRPs:
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
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.
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.
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