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Public Sector Update - 24 September

Personal Injury

When does a visitor become a trespasser?

In Slawomir Kolasa v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust (2015) the Court considered the scope of an occupier's duty of care under Section 1(4) of the Occupier's Liability Act 1984.

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Planning

High Court quashes 10-unit threshold for affordable housing contributions

In West Berkshire District Council and another v Department for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin) the High Court quashed planning guidance that exempted affordable housing contributions for small developments and vacant buildings brought back into a lawful use.

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Projects

Cutting red tape for SMEs

In August 2015, the Crown Commercial Service ("CCS") issued guidance on the provisions within the Public Contract Regulations 2015 ("PCR 2015") with the intention to improve access to public contracts for small and medium sized enterprises ("SMEs").

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