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The level of fees charged by a credit card provider to cover the cost of processing card payments had "restrictive effects on competition", the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. 15 Sep 2014
The UK First-tier Tax Tribunal will ask the EU's highest court for a ruling on whether companies that impose card handling fees and are involved in the processing of transactions can benefit from an exemption to the application of VAT on those services. 11 Sep 2014
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
In February 2014 the French parliament adopted a Consumer Law which implements the Consumer Rights Directive. It will have a significant effect on companies engaged in e-commerce.
This guide was last updated in March 2013.
Supermarkets, garages and corner shops may not be able to sell food after 11pm in Scotland when new rules come into force on 1 October 2012. A change to the Late Hours Catering Licence (LHCL) regulations could mean that all food sellers will need a licence...
This guide was last updated in October 2012.
Online retailer Amazon is to establish a presence in Shanghai's new free trade zone, which was set up last year to encourage international investment in the area, according to press reports. 25 Aug 2014
Online retailers and suppliers have been urged to adopt new guidelines intended to ensure that businesses and customers based in rural areas are not forced to pay "disproportionate and unfairly high" parcel delivery costs. 21 Aug 2014
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