Feb 05, 2021
The Cabinet Office has issued a procurement policy note (PPN) reminding contracting authorities of the options available to them when undertaking procurements in an emergency.
Feb 03, 2021
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on its proposed new approach to subsidy control in the UK.
Jan 27, 2021
Specialist public law firm Sharpe Pritchard has appointed Rob Hann as its Head of Local Government.
Jan 19, 2021
Sharpe Pritchard is working with CommercialGov to provide a commercial governance masterclass for the Local Government Association.
Dec 18, 2020
The Local Government Secretary has said the Government will appoint experts in governance and finance to a new Improvement and Assurance Board at Nottingham City Council.
Dec 10, 2020
Woking Borough Council has appointed prominent local government lawyer Gifty Edila to conduct an independent review of its actions over a controversial stadium development in which it offered a developer a £250m loan.
Dec 09, 2020
The Government has asked Liverpool City Council to provide information on the steps it has taken and proposes to take to secure effective governance, in light of a Merseyside Police investigation which has resulted in the arrest and subsequent release on conditional bail of a number of people including the city’s mayor, Joe Anderson.
Dec 08, 2020
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Northumberland County Council on the development of a multi-million-pound learning and leisure campus in Ponteland.
Nov 26, 2020
The High Court has thrown out a claim by a recycling company that Durham County Council priced it out of business through unlawful state aid.
Nov 26, 2020
Law firm Browne Jacobson has advised Homes England on its agreement, in partnership with Walsall Council, with Henry Boot PLC for the largest regeneration project in the West Midlands, Phoenix 10.
Nov 25, 2020
The Court of Appeal has refused Community R4C (CR4C) permission to appeal the High Court’s dismissal of its claim against Gloucestershire County Council over the £600m+ procurement of an energy from waste plant.
Nov 24, 2020
A judge in the Administrative Court has rejected arguments that claims in relation to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) ‘exit credits’ was brought out of time.
Nov 23, 2020
Public law firm Sharpe Pritchard has appointed a projects and procurement specialist as a partner in the public law firm’s latest round of appointments.
Nov 17, 2020
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Newcastle City Council on its joint venture with private sector developer PfP igloo, a partnership that will complete the rebirth of the city’s Stephenson Quarter.
Nov 10, 2020
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its Projects and Procurement team with the appointment of Deborah Ramshaw, who re-joins the firm as a partner in its Newcastle office.
Nov 09, 2020
Guildford Borough Council is looking to appoint a legal services provider to a £800,000 contract to advise on a major regeneration project.
Nov 03, 2020
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has ordered a rapid non-statutory review into Nottingham City Council that will examine “the serious governance and risk management issues” associated with the council’s private energy company Robin Hood Energy (RHE).
Oct 29, 2020
The London Brough of Croydon suffered “collective corporate blindness” when it lost control of its finances and involved itself with business ventures it did not properly understand, an audit report has found.
Oct 07, 2020
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and E20 Stadium have launched a professional negligence legal action against top City law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) over the concession agreement entered into with Premier League club West Ham for the stadium used in the London Olympics.
Oct 07, 2020
Croydon Council has selected PWC to carry out an independent strategic review of its arrangements with its companies and other entities, as part of the local authority’s preparations for a submission to Government aimed at securing financial support.
Oct 01, 2020
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has blamed the prospect of having to incur substantial costs at a full hearing for his decision to withdraw his judicial review claim over a proposed incinerator in Bexley.
Sep 25, 2020
The Cabinet Office has launched a new model for delivering social value through government’s commercial activities.
Sep 14, 2020
A High Court judge has awarded Essex County Council indemnity costs after ruling earlier this year that the local authority had been entitled as of 13 June 2019 to terminate a 25-year contract with UBB for the processing of household waste.
Sep 08, 2020
The UK's first energy company to be set up and run by a council is to be shut down and its customer base sold to a rival energy supplier, following an audit which found serious governance failings.
Sep 08, 2020
Trowers & Hamlins has advised Tirion Homes, a “not-for-profit” housing company, on first phase refinancing of The Mill, a £100m, residential-led urban regeneration project in Cardiff, by M&G Investments.