ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note provides an overview of the public procurement regime for concession contracts prior to the introduction of the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016, which came into force on 18 April 2016, implementing the Directive 2014/23/EU. This Practice Note states the law prior to 18 April 2016 and is not maintained. It is for background information only.
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It sets out the main homelessness duties owed by local housing authorities (LHA) in England and Wales pre-implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 on 3 April 2018. It explains the different duties owed in England and Wales, together with the assistance offered in each jurisdiction and remains relevant for all English applications made prior to 3 April 2018. It is for background information only.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Ruth Bamforth of Walker Morris, considers the particular pensions issues which arise when a charity takes on outsourced services from a local authority which participates in the LGPS. The LGPS is a defined benefit occupational pension scheme which provides pension benefits for, broadly speaking, local authorities and private sector contractors who have been admitted to participation.
This Practice Note focuses on the intellectual property (IP) aspects relating to the development of new and emerging technology, provides practical advice for parties engaging in collaborative working and the key considerations for protecting and enforcing their IP rights.
The Payment Accounts Directive (PAD) is intended to enhance transparency and comparability for consumers in respect of payment accounts. The PAD makes it easier for consumers to compare fees charged by banks and other service providers across the European Union, facilitates consumer switching of payment accounts and entitles all EU consumers to open a payment account that enables them to perform essential functions such as receiving their salary and paying bills.
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived is not maintained. Rationalisation of the ownership, occupation, management and use of property holdings to provide a more efficient and cost effective solution has assumed growing importance in the public sector. This Practice Note identifies the legal and commercial issues associated with acquisition, construction and disposal of government buildings.
This Practice Note explains the types of intellectual property (IP) rights which a business might own, including trade marks, designs, copyright, databases, and patented or patentable technology. It is an introductory guide which can assist the business when reviewing its IP portfolio, conducting an audit or deciding what IP protection to secure for its assets. See also Practice Notes: Protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and Exploiting intellectual property rights.
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