In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements.
10 June was the deadline for making submissions.
Many of our clients are interested in this arena, especially councils and housing associations in their procurement activities, and social businesses in the delivery of public services.
Contracting authorities in England are legally obliged to consider the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area in deciding how to procure services, under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The EU procurement rules make it clear that this is entirely feasible for works, services and supplies.
You can read our response to the consultation here. We hope that it makes a constructive and stimulating contribution to this vital aspect of public policy.
For more information on the consultation or our response, please contact Mark Cook.
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.
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.
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