Social care providers are facing increasingly unrealistic and unsustainable fee rates being imposed by public sector commissioners. This may be encountered in the context of tenders, fee-rate freezes (or cuts) in existing contracts or simply as a result of increasing costs making the current rates unviable. This workshop will consider:
- changes to the procurement regime and how providers can use it to their advantage;
- the opportunities and the obstacles created by the Care Act and market shaping;
- scenarios where procurement law challenges and judicial reviews may be an appropriate option;
- tactics for dealing with the National Minimum/Living Wage obligations; and
- ways providers can mitigate employment risk, in particular in relation to TUPE.
This session should be attended by anyone involved in tendering for and/or managing the local authority contracts.
Andrew Lancaster - Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
Matthew Wort - Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
Emma Young - Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors
Anna Dabek - Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors
9:15 registration for a 9:45 start
9:45 - 13:00: Talks & presentations
13:00 - 13.30: Questions and panel discussion
13.30 - 14.30: Networking lunch
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