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Government subsidies to UK rail companies fall by almost 40% in five years

UK rail companies are continuing to pay more to operate their franchises than they receive in state aid, with the latest figures showing that subsidies paid by the government to operators have fallen by almost 40% in the past five years. 25 Aug 2014

Cloud-based IT sales through G-Cloud reach almost £250 million

Sales of cloud-based IT services to public bodies through the 'G-Cloud' programme have reached almost £250 million, with a further £30m of sales taking place in July, according to the latest available figures. 21 Aug 2014

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  • 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...

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    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...

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    This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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

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