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Main contractor insolvency – contract quick guide

In light of the recent Carillion demise, this guide provides a starting point on common forms of contract for both employers and subcontractors looking at how insolvency affects the supply chain from both directions. The table below is a quick reference for the processes in the main contract and subcontracts for the scenario where the main building contractor has gone bust.

2018 business trends … data is a key theme

As another year is upon us, we look at the areas most likely to impact businesses in 2018. There are many aspects to consider, many buzzwords and new technologies but the overwhelming theme is data, the gathering of data, and the protection of any data you hold and process, and of course the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The state of things to come

Changes may be afoot in the Civil Courts as a number of new initiatives are being progressed which are intended to shake up the way that the Courts do things. I say “may be afoot” as a number of these intended changes are being met with resistance or problems are being identified during the piloting of initiatives.

CQC Annual State of Care Report 2017

Last month the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) published its annual State of Care Report for 2016/2017. The report describes the future of the health and social care sector in England as the “greatest unresolved public policy issue of our time”.
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