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Lessons learned from PFI

In this second article, Rob Hann, (Head of Local Government at Sharpe Pritchard) sets out some lessons from the development of the PFI investment programme which Labour rolled out between 1997 and 2010 which might help a new local government investment programme as Sir Keir Starmer’s led Government takes power following the 2024 General Election.

In my last article I

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Collateral warranties – Supreme Court Judgment: Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Ltd v Augusta 2008 LLP (formerly Simply Construct UK LLP) [2024] UKSC 23

The Supreme Court handed down a significant and much-anticipated judgment for the construction industry on Tuesday in the case of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Ltd v Augusta 2008 LLP (formerly Simply Construct UK LLP) on whether a collateral warranty is a construction contract under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Act).

The court decided unanimously that the

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Sleeved Power Purchase Agreements

In this blog series, we are exploring the different types of power purchase agreements (PPAs) available for local authorities to consider when procuring electricity. In this blog post, we provide a bitesize snapshot of Sleeved Power Purchase Agreements’ (“Sleeved PPAs”) and why local authorities should consider using them, as

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Policy Statement on onshore Wind

Following Labour’s rise to government after the general election, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rachel Reeves announced a key series of reforms centred around stability, investment, and reform. These proposals aim to kickstart economic growth and improve living standards through increased infrastructure. A key step outlined by Reeves was the government’s announcement to lift the ban on onshore wind development.

Since

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A new investment programme for Local Government – Building on from PFI?

Rob Hann, (Head of Local Government at Sharpe Pritchard) looks back at the local government PFI investment programme rolled out between 1997 and 2010 under the successive Blair/Brown led Labour administrations and explores whether there are lessons to be learned for any new local government investment programme as Sir Keir Starmer’s led Labour Government takes power following the 2024

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Sharpe Pritchard appointed to key social housing framework

Sharpe Pritchard is delighted to announce our appointment to the new legal services framework for the Communities and Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) which commences July 2024 and runs for the next four years.

CHIC is a member owned consortium of over 200 public sector bodies, comprised principally of Registered Providers and Local Authorities which offers its members costs savings and

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