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In brief for week ending 27 August 2014

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 Public Sector e-mail.

Civil litigation:

  • The Civil Justice Council has made a number of amendments to its guidance on the instruction of experts in civil claims.

Education and children’s services:

Employment and pensions:

  • The EAT has held:
  • GAD has confirmed that it will now accept applications for broad comparability assessments (also known as “passports”) against the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme.


FOI and data protection:

  • The ICO has published a report on its audits of personal data handling by selected local authorities in 2013.


Local government:

  • The National Measurements Office has updated its guidance on the enforcement of weights and measures to include a section on market surveillance.

Property and planning:

  • The Land Registry has published Practice Guide 77 on altering the register by removing land from a title plan.
  • DECC has published two consultations on minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented sector properties (commercial and domestic).

Public procurement:

  • The Cabinet Office and HMRC have announced the results of a review of the 2013 policy to use public procurement to encourage tax compliance.

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