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24 August 2018 Government confirms state aid position after ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has, alongside other technical memoranda, officially confirmed that in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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14 November 2013 National Audit Office reports on outsourcing public services

The National Audit Office’s recent report on contracting with the private sector raises several questions about how outsourcing contracts operate.

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17 July 2013 Commission orders repayment of illegal state aid provided to Spanish shipyards

The Commission has released a decision today stating that a Spanish scheme for the purchase of ships through leasing and financing is “partly incompatible” with the rules on state aid.

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10 June 2013 Public Accounts Committee reports on local authority funding cuts

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report into the financial sustainability of local authorities, recommending central government takes further steps to assess the impact of funding reductions and reforms before the next spending review.

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9 May 2013 State aid modernisation - new draft GBER published for consultation

As part of its state aid modernisation drive, the European Commission has published a new consultation draft of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) which runs until 28 June 2013.

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15 February 2013 9 2M pot to assist local authorities with sharing

Brandon Lewis has announced a £9.2m fund to assist councils in co-operating to deliver front line services

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24 September 2012 No such thing as a free laptop? Schools' lease debts written off!

Clydesdale Bank has agreed to write off millions of pounds of debt allegedly owed by schools throughout the country in relation to mis-sold office equipment leases.

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24 May 2012 Priority Schools Building Programme PSBP list published

The Department for Education has finally released the list of schools which will be prioritised for the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP).

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26 March 2012 Co-op vs Tesco Procurement public works and planning

The Administrative Court recently handed down judgement on the Co-op’s judicial review of Birmingham City Council’s decision to sell land to Tesco and to authorise a compulsory purchase order in order to facilitate Tesco’s development of a retail site.

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23 February 2012 Central Government bans use of PQQs in sub-threshold tenders

The Cabinet Office has issued guidance on the use of pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) by central government departments intended to improve access for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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