The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
Olwen advises on governance and standards; the local government and health integration agenda; devolution, reorganisation and restructuring; and shared services and trading opportunities for councils. She has previously held roles including Chief Executive at West Midlands LGA and West Midlands Regional Assembly; Corporate Director at Staffordshire County Council; and Associate Director at the Audit Commission, and most recently, partner at Bevan Brittan. She is also a non-executive director of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mark Cook , partner at ACS commented: “Having Olwen join the team is good news for local government and fantastic for ACS. Her local government pedigree and wealth of experience will help to shape and lead our already successful team to achieve our goal to be a leading law firm for local government and an indispensable resource for council members and officers.”
Olwen added: “This is a great time to join a unique firm like ACS and I’m looking forward to working with Mark and the local government team. I am excited to help develop the excellent work that has already been done and continue to build the reputation of the firm. Our offer will be to help councils navigate safely through the many challenges they face, including meeting their duties to support the vulnerable, and become self-funding by 2020.”
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The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
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The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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