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Large companies that have signed up to the industry's Prompt Payment Code but that do not pay their suppliers within a reasonable time period will have their names removed, UK business minister Matthew Hancock has confirmed. 02 Mar 2015
New rules requiring public bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to change the way they procure goods and services have come into force today. 26 Feb 2015
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.
This guide outlines the sanctions imposed by the European Union from 31 July 2014 and the corresponding US sanctions. The sanctions are designed to discourage Russia from, in the words of the EU Regulation , "destabilising the situation in Ukraine".
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.
This guide was last updated in March 2013.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
Most businesses will not need to provide consumers with details of rivals' products to stay compliant with UK consumer protection laws despite a UK court ruling that such a disclosure by traders may be necessary in some circumstances, an expert has said. 24 Feb 2015
FOCUS: Online platforms that act as intermediaries or gatekeepers to products or services can expect to have their business practices examined closely by the UK's lead competition and consumer protection authority in the coming months. 12 Feb 2015
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