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Businesses that pay the 'Living Wage' should be considered more favourably than rival companies that do not when bidding for public sector contracts in Scotland, the Scottish Government has said. 09 Oct 2015
The Economics and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union has reached agreement on a directive for the automatic exchange of information on tax rulings. 07 Oct 2015
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
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This guide has been superseded.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 The guide below is out of date and is no longer updated.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...
UPDATED: Local government in England will be able to keep the money they raise through business rates to spend on local government services, under plans announced by UK chancellor George Osborne. 06 Oct 2015
More than a quarter of the construction and infrastructure projects included in the UK government's 'pipeline' of planned projects have disappeared since the end of last year, according to analysis by KPMG. 29 Sep 2015
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