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In brief for week ending 19 April 2017

Make sure that you have not missed a key development in your area of the law by reading our In brief review of the latest Practical Law Local Government email.

Adult social services:

Children’s services:

  • The Court of Appeal has given procedural guidance that bundles prepared for an adjourned application for permission to appeal must contain the transcript of the judgment adjourning the application and that the parties should have considered the judgment before the adjourned hearing (Re B (Child)).

Employment and pensions:


FOI and data protection:

  • The Article 29 Working Party has published:
    • guidelines on Data Protection Impact Assessments for public consultation and final guidelines on data protection officers, data portability and identifying a lead supervisory authority under the General Data Protection Regulation; and
    • an opinion on the draft E-Privacy Regulation.
  • The government has launched a call for views on national law derogations from the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The ICO has appointed a new Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Commissioner.


  • The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on NHS complaints procedures in England.

Local government law:

  • The Cabinet Office has published a report on the post implementation review of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005.
  • The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a consultation on preserving the free use of public parks.
  • The Local Government Information Unit has published an introductory guide to crowdfunding for local authorities.

Property and planning:

Public procurement:

Regulation and enforcement:

  • The Environment Agency has announced that a waste site operator has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to breaching the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 in the Crown Court.
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