This Practice Note concentrates on the statutory powers available to local authorities to provide shared services, the risks associated with exercise of those powers, including potential for challenge if exceeded (ultra vires), and how delivery of shared services can be achieved.
This Practice Note summarises the key legal issues for consideration when contemplating use of shared services including: public procurement, contractual, VAT, data protection, employment, intellectual property and state aid issues.
This Practice Note sets out the key structures for delivery of a shared service, including: internal ‘in-house’ shared services, multi-authority shared services and joint ventures for wider exploitation of shared services.
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