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The Supreme Court has held that a new type of injunction may be granted to prevent unauthorised camps on local authority land. The judgment in the case of Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and others [2023]  UKSC 47 was handed down on 29 November 2023. It allows local authorities to […]

The UK government has announced the new procurement thresholds that will apply from 1 January 2024 to all public sector contracts, utilities contracts and concession contracts. The new thresholds (inclusive of VAT) are as follows: Type of contract Central government authorities Other public sector authorities Utilities Concessions Works £5,548,000 £5,548,000 £5,548,000 £5,548,000 Services £144,000 £222,000 […]

The Procurement Act 2023 (the Act) will overhaul the public procurement regime in the UK. The Act received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023 but is not expected to come into force until October 2024 and further implementing regulations are still awaited. The Act will replace the existing regulations that implement the EU procurement directives, […]

A question that we are frequently asked is how a Local Education Authority/Governing Body/Academy Trust can deal with an Ofsted Inspection which has led to a poor result for the school? This is important, as under legislation ( typically section 2A of the Academies Act 2010), a school that is classified as being in Special […]

When a married couple separates, the court has wide powers to make orders in respect of all forms of assets – including capital, pensions, and income. It is a common misconception that capital assets (such as savings or equity in property) will be shared, whereas pension assets will be retained by each party. The reality […]

2024 is going to be a busy year for legislation and accompanying guidance. Developments this month on codes of practice and guidance have been: A draft Code of Practice on requests for flexible working has been published by ACAS and is awaiting parliamentary approval The FRC has published a new UK Corporate Governance Code 2024 […]

The Government has opened a consultation on a proposal to re-introduce fees for making Employment Tribunal claims. Fees were originally introduced in 2013, but repealed following a successful judicial review action as they were considered to be a barrier to justice. The new proposals are different to the previous regime in that: The fee is […]

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