Housing
Procurement reform - Will the grass be greener on the other side?
15/01/21
The Government has issued its Green Paper on procurement reform. In this insight, we examine the proposals, whether this will be the simpler, cheaper regime promised and what procurement might look like for registered providers in the future.
NHS healthcare
Tackling Covid deniers: Key steps for NHS organisations
14/01/21
As well as damaging the morale amongst NHS workers, the actions of “Covid deniers” mislead the public at a time where it's crucial people comply with public health rules. In this insight, we outline the key steps for tackling this issue.
Housing
"Ban on eviction" extended in England and Wales from 11 January 2021
14/01/21
The restrictions on enforcing possession proceedings and the eviction ban were due to expire on 11 January but the current state of the pandemic has seen new, separate, regulations in England and Wales extending the ban. We set out the latest position.
Emergency services
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
12/01/21
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
Housing
Leasehold reforms: what can you expect from the new proposals?
11/01/21
On 7 January the Housing Minister announced that there will be some significant leasehold reforms for England put before parliament in the coming months. We set out the reasons for the reforms and the key changes we expect them to bring.
NHS healthcare
Primary care
Private health and social care
Independent report finds gender pay gap in the medical workforce narrowing very slowly
22/12/20
“Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England”, commissioned by the DHSC, examines the structural and cultural barriers affecting the female medical workforce. We summarise the findings and what they mean for you.
Emergency services
Housing
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19 FAQs: The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
18/12/20
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Housing
Below threshold procurement after Brexit: What are our clients asking us?
17/12/20
The Cabinet Office has issued a new PPN setting out principles for the procurement of “below threshold” contracts following Brexit. We answer some of the most common questions around the new PPN.
Primary care
Updating your partnership deed – when, why and how
16/12/20
It is important to ensure that the legal documentation protecting your medical business and property are in place and up to date. We explain when you need to update your partnership documents and set out tips on how this can be achieved efficiently.
Housing
Housing case law - December 2020
15/12/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
NHS healthcare
Learning from ICO audit reports in the healthcare sector
11/12/20
The Information Commissioner’s Office can undertake agreed or compulsory audits as part of its regulatory powers. We have reviewed 13 recent audit reports for NHS organisations to identify common themes for potential learning in several key areas.
NHS healthcare
Gillick competence: Learning from Bell v Tavistock and Portman
08/12/20
In this case on the lawfulness of prescribing puberty-suppressing drugs to children with gender dysphoria, the judgment includes a factor analysis in assessing Gillick competence in children. We summarise the case and provide an assessment checklist.