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A new centre to support robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) technologies could be established in the UK, the government has said. 17 Jan 2017
Theresa May’s desire to prioritise the common travel area between the UK and Republic of Ireland as part of the Brexit negotiations will depend upon complex “horse-trading” between the UK and EU, an expert has said. 17 Jan 2017
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.
Recent comments made by a UK government minister should serve to remind public bodies that procurement law is "not a blocker to innovation", an expert has said. 17 Jan 2017
FOCUS: They often say that where America leads, the rest of the world eventually follows – which would be bad news for the UK's public service pension schemes, if faced with the same funding problems that hit the Dallas Police and Fire Pension scheme in 2016.... 10 Jan 2017
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