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In what has been an inconceivable year for all of us and with the promise of life returning to a new sense of normal with the roll-out of a national vaccine, we take this opportunity to take a detailed look at the role of local authorities and public bodies in shaping the post-pandemic recovery.

We will be running six bitesize sessions over two days, focussing on post-pandemic recovery and resilience in local government and local communities and the post 2020 landscape. By registering you can dip in and out of sessions of your choosing.

Day 2: Post pandemic recovery and resilience in local government and local communities


10am – 10.30am:

Bye Bye State Aid:  public subsidy control and UK replacements of EU funding programmes

As progress is slowly being made on a UK/EU trade deal, what might a domestic public subsidy (state aid) framework for local government look like?

UK replacements for EU ERDF/ESIF funded programmes – or what might be available for local government 

Panellists include:

  • Paul McDermott, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Victoria Thornton, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Julian Jarrett, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins


10.30am – 11.45am:

The future of procurement

With the procurement landscape looking to change considerably post Brexit, the team look at what procurement might look like in the future and evaluate recent developments in value-led procurements, social value and remedies.

Panellist include:

  • Rebecca Rees, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Lucy Doran, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Henna Malik, Solicitor, Trowers & Hamlins


11.45am – 12.15pm:

Digital Futures: Using data, technology and public sector expertise to shape our future

Local government's reliance on digital has become vital during the pandemic and whilst the speed of innovation may abate, it is inevitable that technology, digital transformation and local connectivity will be key in delivering both services and the aspirations of citizens.  The question is how will it transform local government both as service provider and facilitator?

Panellists include:

  • Amardeep Gill, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Scott Walters, Consultant, Project Advisory Group


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