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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Public Procurement post-Brexit – Introduction of the “Find a Tender” service
On 23 November 2020, the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note 08/20: Introduction of Find a Tender (the PPN), together with Frequently Asked Questions: Find a tender at the end of the Transition Period.
Devonshires comment on the ongoing ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ Government consultation
On 18 November, the Government’s consultation on ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ opened, closing on 12th February 2021.
The Charter for Social Housing Residents: The new Social Housing White Paper – Devonshires’ Briefing Note
The long anticipated Social Housing White Paper has landed, and in our new Briefing Note, we discuss our thoughts on what has been announced and the implications for the social housing sector. 
Reducing The Orbit of EWS1 Forms and Upping Resource
On Friday the 21st of November the Government issued a press release stating that following consultation with RICS and The Building Societies Association (BSA), EWS1 forms will no longer be needed on buildings that do not have external wall cladding.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Extended CJRS Guidance
On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that it would be extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October 2020, until 31 March 2021.
Shared ownership consultation – It is out of the bag (sort of) – the ten year maintenance period will start from…
It is fair to say that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is not letting world events slow them down. It recently disclosed further details on its proposed New Model for Shared Ownership.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Whistleblower protection during Covid-19
Whistleblowing charity Protect has published a report analysing over 600 calls received on its advice line between March and September 2020.
What employers need to know as of 5 November 2020 in respect of new restrictions in England
The Government announced new national restrictions in England from 5 November 2020 until 2 December 2020 and in response to the financial implications of that, confirmed the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Extended CJRS). The Government has since announced that the Extended CJRS will remain open until 31 March 2021.
Help To Buy: Important issues relating to the current (2013 – 2021) and new (2021 – 2023) Programmes
In our new briefing note, we provide an outline of important issues relating to the current, and new, Help to Buy programmes. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a senior NHS manager was indirectly discriminated on the grounds of her age as she was not able to secure two promotions because she was not a member of the Respondent’s ‘talent pool’.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Updated ICO Guidance on DSARs
Last week, the ICO published new detailed guidance on how organisations should handle data subject access requests.
How to deal with High Court Enforcement Officers (Bailiffs/Sheriffs) attending at your office – 5 Top Tips
A number of our clients have recently had an issue with High Court Enforcement Officers attending their offices to take possession of goods to satisfy a judgment debt in circumstances where our clients have not been aware of any Court action being taken.