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Proposed new EU legislation backed by MEPs earlier this week highlight "the importance of energy efficiency improvements in the efforts to decarbonise our economy", a specialist in commercial contracts in the energy market has said. 19 Apr 2018
ANALYSIS: The recent announcement by the UK's Export Control Organisation (ECO) of a six-figure compound penalty for unlicensed exports signifies an increase in both export control enforcement and in the penalties being imposed. 13 Apr 2018
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
Along with a detailed regulatory regime, manufacturers and suppliers of products for use by UK consumers and in UK workplaces are bound by contractual and non-contractual obligations.
The UK's consumer product safety regulatory regime is broadly derived from EU legislation, which imposes obligations on each of the players in the supply chain from manufacturer through to distributor.
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.
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 in Europe would face stiffer penalties for widespread breaches of consumer laws in future under proposals published by the European Commission. 13 Apr 2018
France is entitled to prosecute Uber for operating its 'UberPop' carpooling service in breach of French law without first notifying the European Commission, the EU's highest court has ruled. 11 Apr 2018
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