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On 7 April, Eric Pickles and Danny Alexander announced new powers for councils that, they claim, will enable 10,000 new affordable homes to be built.
The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Although no definite date was given for the regulations under the Charities Act 2011 enabling charitable companies to convert to a CIO, these were expected in ‘early 2014’.
The Walker Morris leisure team will be exhibiting at the LGA/cCLOA Annual Culture, Tourism and Sport Conference 2014 on 3–4 March in Portsmouth.
This article provides a checklist to assist in both preventing long-term sickness absence and managing such absence in the most efficient manner.
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the long-running case of Woodland v Essex County Council and in the process rewrote the common law.
At present, there is no requirement on governing bodies of maintained schools to prioritise the skills of a prospective governor, but that is set to change.
Alan Harper explains the general rules in relation to the ownership of the main types of intellectual property.
The Department for Education has issued new advice reminding schools of what they are (and aren’t) entitled to charge for, and how to go about charging.
The amount of capital funding an HEI receives from the Higher Education Funding Council for England depends on how much that HEI has reduced its carbon emissions.
Since the current UK government was formed in 2010, it has been keen to promote industrial and provident societies and mutuals as part of the diversity of the UK economy.
The national UK household recycling rate has risen from 11 per cent in 2000 to 43 per cent, working towards our EU target of 50 per cent.
The EU Parliament has finally approved the text of the new public procurement directives (the ‘classic’ directive, utilities directive and concessions directive).
Walker Morris provided legal input at LRS Consultancy’s recent event ‘Recycling services: avoiding exposure and turning TEEP to your advantage’.
The European Commission has published the revised euro thresholds for the application of the procedures for the award of contracts under the EU public procurement directives.
The Academies Capital Maintenance Fund is available for academies to improve the condition of their school buildings and expand their facilities.
The relief is available at the discretion of the relevant local authority under the powers granted to it at section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
Walker Morris will be at the LGG Annual Governance Conference 2013, held at County Hall, London, on 26–28 November 2013.
Local authorities are increasingly using innovative methods of delivering library services, including transferring libraries to community ownership.
The UK government maintains its drive to promote industrial and provident societies and staff mutuals with the publication of a recent consultation on IPS reforms.