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High Court judge gives procurement litigants reprieve on claim form timescales

Companies that take issue with the way public bodies tender for or award contracts have up to seven days to serve a claim form after it has been issued, a High Court judge has confirmed. 27 Mar 2015

'Innovative financial and commercial models' could be used to deliver ultrafast broadband, says UK government

"Innovative financial and commercial models" could be used to encourage investment in telecoms infrastructure and help deliver 'ultrafast' broadband services to businesses and communities in the UK, the government has said. 24 Mar 2015

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ICO: 'strong case' for suppliers with 'significant' public contracts to be subject to FOI rules

There is a "strong case" for suppliers that perform services outsourced by public sector bodies to be designated as subject to freedom of information (FOI) rules in the UK where they hold "significant" contracts, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)... 20 Mar 2015

Budget 2015: local business rate retention rights will increase cities' ability to invest, says expert

Giving certain UK cities the right to retain increases in business rates revenue could ultimately encourage city-specific infrastructure plans and create more opportunities for private and overseas investment, an expert has said. 18 Mar 2015

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