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Construction firms and trade bodies have been urged to contribute to a new inquiry into best practice and solutions for tackling serious injury and fatalities for working at height. 23 Jan 2018
The European Commission has approved the proposed $47 billion takeover of Dutch semiconductor business NXP by US chip manufacturer Qualcomm. 22 Jan 2018
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in August 2015.
A new body is to be set up in the UK to lead the country's approach to consumer product safety. 22 Jan 2018
The UK government has been called on to look into the case for establishing a new central national body for product safety in response to concerns that current oversight of compliance and enforcement does not adequately protect consumers. 17 Jan 2018
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