Covid 19: Transparency, integrity and fraud on public authorities

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Covid 19: Transparency, integrity and fraud on public authorities


Public authorities are playing a central role in the Government’s response to the challenges brought about by Covid-19. Enormous sums of public money are being made available to support supplier… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Rose Grogan, Philippe Kuhn Date

LGSCO outlines good administrative practice during the response to COVID-19


The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by suspending all its casework activity that would have demanded information or other action by organisations falling… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Coronavirus and the duty to house: local authorities not obliged to provide furniture and white goods for unfurnished accommodation


A recent High Court decision has shed light on the scope of a local authority’s duty to house homeless individuals in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. In an application… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Tom van der Klugt Date

AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17


Zane Malik examines the Supreme Court’s decision changing the test that domestic court and tribunals apply when they consider claims made by foreign nationals under Article 3 of European Convention… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Zane Malik Date

Coronavirus legislation and interference with economic interests: A1P1 as enforceable under the Human Rights Act 1998


In this article we examine the implications of recent coronavirus legislation on protected rights under the first article of the first protocol to the ECHR (‘A1P1’) which provision applies in… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Duncan Sinclair, Ruth Keating Date

Til death do us part: legality of the ban on civil deathbed marriages during COVID 19


On 23 March 2019 the Prime Minister announced a ban on marriage ceremonies.  As greater and greater numbers of people become ill, some seriously, questions begun to emerge – could… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Katherine Apps Date

NHS Procurement: Urgent Direct Awards, Variation and Abandonment Post COVID-19


NHS bodies have been at the forefront of the Government’s response to the unprecedented public health challenge presented by Covid-19. The health service has had to undertake procurement at a… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Rose Grogan, Philippe Kuhn Date

Important updates to PPN 02/20: Procurement guidance for contracting authorities


We provide an update further to our articles on local authority commercial contracts and procurement in a Covid-19 world on 25 March 2020 discussing two Procurement Policy Notes (PPN 01/20… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Marion Smith QC, Rose Grogan, Philippe Kuhn Date

Back to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill – UK Constitutional Law Blog


On 24 March 2020, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill 2020  was introduced into the House of Commons, for its first reading, by Caroline Lucas MP.  The Bill had been introduced into… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Gethin Thomas Date

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—changes to the Care Act 2014


06/04/2020 Local Government analysis: Siân Davies, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, discusses the Care Act easements, provided for under the Coronavirus Act 2020. She examines the guidance for local authorities… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Sian Davies Date

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