Compete don’t cheat – make sure you’re on the right side of competition law

On 26th February 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) launched its ‘Cheating or Competing Campaign’, which targets a multitude of sectors, placing particular emphasis on construction companies, which are no strangers to action by the CMA. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of anti-competitive practices amongst businesses in addition to highlighting…

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Public Procurement after Brexit – January 2020 update

Introduction The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (the ‘Act’) received royal assent on 23rd January 2020, and the EU-UK withdrawal agreement was swiftly signed by the leaders of the European Commission and Council. The EU Parliament ratified the deal on 29th January, the UK is due to leave the EU at midnight on 31…

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Procurement impact if there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit (Update)

The information in this article reflects the position at the time of writing. The latest position at 6 February 2020 is detailed here. On 14th January 2019, the Government published guidance on public procurement procedures in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. This was most recently updated on 4th September 2019 suggesting that contracting…

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