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Industry 'advisory board' appointed to enforce prompt payments to suppliers

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

Cabinet Office consults on how to use powers to change public procurement rules to aid SMEs

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

Out-Law Guides

  • Introduction to state aid

    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...

  • Tax and procurement

    This guide was updated in March 2014

  • Green procurement in the public sector

    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...

  • The Public Procurement Regulations of 2006: an introduction

    This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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...

  • Public procurement law: the basics

    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.

Expertise in EU & Competition

Our EU & Competition team of highly experienced and dedicated specialists works exclusively on EU/competition law matters. We provide innovative, business-orientated solutions to clients, while operating within the ever-increasingly complex confines of UK and EU Competition law and regulation. The Group is lauded for being "very client focused and well aware of how to speak to the business community"
Chambers & Partners UK

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