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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