A group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking.
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:
Luton Borough Council was prosecuted by the HSE late last year following an incident at a high school in which an assistant headteacher was attacked by a pupil and left with life-changing injuries.
This ebriefing looks at the proposal to set out 'public procurement principles' in the proposed procurement legislation.
Happy New Year - our first newsletter of 2021! Throughout this year we will continue to bring you news and developments relating to the charities sector.
Local authorities should be wary of reserving contracts for local suppliers, as recommended by Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 11/20. Other contracting authorities may want to maximise their use of this
Most housing practitioners have perhaps been waiting for this news since the latest lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021.
Climate change and biodiversity is an area where significantly faster changes are needed on a global and local basis.
Chris Lloyd Smith, Adrian Leonard and Lisa Whitehouse discuss the planning opportunities available to owners of businesses and how to prepare for unforeseen events.
In their 3rd podcast of the series, Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss a number of problems with and difficulties that can arise in mediation and the mechanisms they use to overcome them.
Our previous round-up began by sharing the news that two vaccines had shown very promising test results. Here we are, not even a month later, and the first vaccines have already been administered!
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