Case Law: What constitutes a ‘signature’?

A recent ruling in a case related to the sale of property could have wider implications as to what constitutes a ‘signature’ when creating a binding contract. The background of Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Rees owned a piece of land, a...

LGA review of the member model code of conduct

The LGA is undertaking a review of the member model code of conduct in response to the recommendations made by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, but also in response to rising local government concern about the increasing incidence of public, member-to-member...

LGA Online self-assessment tool

The Local Government Association has developed a new online self-assessment tool which builds on the previous stocktake. This is designed to support local authorities in evaluating their cyber security on an ongoing basis. The tool will help local authorities to...

What is Environmental Health?

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is running a campaign called ‘What is Environmental Health?’. This celebrates the dedication of practitioners and promotes the breadth of their work, which ranges from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we...

Childhood vaccination coverage in England

On Thursday NHS Digital published the latest statistics on childhood vaccination coverage in England. While coverage remains strong, there is a further decline for a fifth year for all vaccines measured at 12 months, 24 months and five years and regional variation is...

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