The Long Goodbye to the PFI

Rob Hann, Sharpe Pritchard’s Head of Local Government takes a look at the House of Common’s Public Account Committees’ recent report into the pending expiry of PFI contracts which contains some interesting recommendations…. Hot on the heels of last year’s NAO report into the expiry of PFI contracts, Managing the expiry of PFI contracts –…

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Discontinuation of LIBOR – A Brief Summary For Authorities

Guidance note issued by Infrastructure and Projects Authority – February 2021 This is a brief summary of guidance issued in February 2021 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects concerning the discontinuation of LIBOR. The guidance is available here and is relevant to authorities who…

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MHCLG consultation published – ‘Right to Regenerate’ vacant land and derelict buildings

On 16 January 2021, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced a new ‘Right to Regenerate’ that will enable the public to require local authorities and the public sector to sell unused land and assets. Alongside the announcement, MCHLG has published an 8 week consultation seeking views on this new right. The proposal is…

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