Stephane Mahe
REUTERS | Stephane Mahe
Bob Strong
REUTERS | Bob Strong

This post sets out the key developments in public procurement legislation and policy that lawyers need to be aware of and covers the period from June to November 2016. The post does not consider case law as this is covered in our monthly public case digest. For a summary of the latest cases, see Public Procurement case digest (August-September 2016). A new case digest covering cases from October and November 2016 will be published at the start of December.

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Andrew Winning
REUTERS | Andrew Winning

On 18 October 2016, the Information Commissioner (IC) issued ICO decision notice FS50627178 which determined that the exemptions in sections 41 (information provided in confidence) and 43(2) (commercial interests) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 were not engaged by a request for quarterly data relating to a local government pension fund’s holdings in seven investment funds. This is unlikely to be a controversial decision in itself but serves as an interesting reminder of relatively well-established principles and the IC’s approaches to private equity and pensions investments made by councils. Continue reading