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Local authorities and businesses in the UK are being encouraged to consider how they might respond to "improbable" or "unforeseen" disruption, including that prompted by developments in technology. 24 Aug 2016
FOCUS: The latest digital technologies can help manufacturers change their business models and offer a complete end-to-end service to consumers. 22 Aug 2016
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
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.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in August 2015.
This guide is based on UK law. This was updated in April 2013.
Apple will establish a research and development centre in China by the end of the year, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has reported. 19 Aug 2016
US car manufacturer Ford has said it intends to make a fully autonomous vehicle available for use on the mass market in 2021. 17 Aug 2016
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