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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
New UK regulations could be introduced to streamline public procurement procedures in an effort to help SMEs win more contracts from government departments, local authorities and other public sector bodies. 27 Oct 2014
Under European Union rules it is illegal for EU countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way which would distort fair competition. This help is called state aid, and the rules barring it are enforced by the European Commission...
This guide was updated in March 2014
This guide is based on UK law. It was written and last reviewed in January 2010. It is part of a series of OUT-LAW guides on green IT . The UK Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan...
This guide has been superseded. Instead, please see our guide on Public procurement law: the basics . The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated. The rules affecting procurement of...
This guide is based on UK law and focuses on the current public, and not utilities, procurement rules. The law stated is up to date as at 6 February 2013.
The High Court in London has reinforced a legal test for determining whether the award of a public contract should be automatically suspended upon a legal challenge to the procurement process following criticism of the test by an Irish judge. 15 Oct 2014
The European Commission is to conduct an "in-depth investigation" into whether corporation tax arrangements agreed between Amazon and the tax authorities in Luxembourg in 2003 were illegal state aid, it has announced. 07 Oct 2014
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