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Pharmaceuticals companies will no longer to able to offer "benefits" to doctors in Germany to encourage them to prescribe their drugs, once an update to the country's criminal code comes into force. 02 Apr 2015
Companies that take issue with the way public bodies tender for or award contracts have up to seven days to serve a claim form after it has been issued, a High Court judge has confirmed. 27 Mar 2015
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
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This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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.
Introducing a competitive tendering process for the construction of cables, pylons, substations and other onshore electricity transmission infrastructure could drive down the costs of these necessary projects, the UK government has said. 19 Mar 2015
Giving certain UK cities the right to retain increases in business rates revenue could ultimately encourage city-specific infrastructure plans and create more opportunities for private and overseas investment, an expert has said. 18 Mar 2015
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