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Outline The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA 2004) provides the primary framework for dealing with large-scale emergencies under UK law: • Part 1 of the Act concerns the...

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Any consultation exercise carried out by a public authority in relation to a proposed decision must be conducted at a time when proposals are at a sufficiently formative...

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Source of doctrine The origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689), in which he identified the 'executive' and...

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This Practice Note discusses the nature and status of three types of public bodies: ‘non-departmental public bodies’ or ‘NDPBs’, executive agencies of government, and...

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The law relating to terrorism in the UK is spread across both common law and statute and includes both a wide range of criminal offences and civil powers. The Terrorism...

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What is a civil servant? A civil servant is any permanent, non-political employee of central government, servants of the Crown, apart from members of the armed forces. It...

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There is no single, universal answer to the question whether a particular organisation is treated, in law, as a public authority. Rather, on one hand the courts have...

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