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Water companies held to be public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations

Three private water companies were 'public authorities' for the purposes of the 2005 Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), making them subject to the same freedom of information requirements, the Upper Tribunal has ruled. 06 Mar 2015

New guidance for public bodies on the use of pre qualification questionnaires in procurements

Public bodies should use the government's standardised pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) when conducting procurements for large value contracts, the UK government has said in new guidance it has issued. 05 Mar 2015

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'Security and privacy' issues main barrier to 'government cloud' deployment in EU

Security and privacy issues are holding back "the cloudification of governmental services" in the EU, according to a new report. 02 Mar 2015

Reform of judicial review receives royal assent: environmental cases carved-out from restrictions on cost capping

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 15 February 2015.  Part 4 of the Act (which will  come into force on a date to be appointed) introduces controversial reforms to the judicial review (JR) process, as well as restricting... 26 Feb 2015

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