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Government to develop action plan to boost UK manufacturing supply chain

The UK government is to develop an action plan to support suppliers to UK manufacturers. 12 Nov 2014

Industry 'advisory board' appointed to enforce prompt payments to suppliers

Leading UK businesses have been appointed to enforce and raise awareness of the Prompt Payment Code, an industry-led initiative which aims to ensure that suppliers are paid on time and treated fairly. 30 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Using competitive tenders

    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.

  • Managing automotive recalls in China

    Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

  • Ensuring continuity of supply in a crisis

    This guide was last updated in August 2011.

  • Transferring supply chain contracts

    If the assets of a company are taken over or the company merges with another, this will affect its legal identity. When this happens, any contracts which that company is a party to will need to be adjusted so that any rights and obligations it has will transfer...

UK calls for Russian access to SWIFT international payments system to be blocked

The UK has asked European Union (EU) officials to consider preventing Russia from using the Brussels-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payments system to make international payments, Bloomberg has reported. 03 Sep 2014

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