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Construction contractors pledge payment to suppliers within 30 days by 2018

Major UK construction contractors and the government have pledged to pay all suppliers within 30 days by 2018, under a new 'prompt payment charter' to be published later this month. 14 Apr 2014

Collaboration vital if North Sea oil and gas industry is to continue to thrive, says PwC

Oil and gas production in the North Sea needs to enter a "new phase of operation", with more effective collaboration between firms on decommissioning and better management of the supply chain, according to professional services firm PwC. 02 Apr 2014

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  • Transferring supply chain contracts

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'Know your customer' procedures will help guard against Russia and Ukrain sanctions risks, says expert

Businesses dealing with Russia and Ukraine must closely follow 'know your customer' (KYC) procedures to guard against serious penalties incurred by breaching EU and US sanctions, legal experts have warned. 25 Mar 2014

UK Budget export finance announcements good news, but sectors need support on eligibility and access, says expert

UK manufacturers will be able to borrow up to £3 billion to support exports abroad at lower rates of interest, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced. 20 Mar 2014

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