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Further details of the 'important public services' workers that will be subject to tougher turnout requirements before they can lawfully vote for industrial action have been provided by the government. 09 Dec 2016
The design of funded pension arrangements, particularly defined contribution pensions, must be improved, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said. 07 Dec 2016
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
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.
A scheme to enable public sector bodies to set up free Wi-Fi services with the help of EU funds has moved a step closer after EU law makers gave their broad support for the initiative late last week. 06 Dec 2016
A term in a settlement agreement that a public sector employer would use its "best endeavours" to maintain a former employee's full pension entitlement was not a binding commitment, enforceable against a successor body, the High Court has ruled. 01 Dec 2016
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