Sustainable Procurement Bill

The Scottish Government is proposing to consult on a new Sustainable Procurement Bill in order to establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland’s economic growth by delivering community benefits, supporting innovation, demonstrating environmental considerations and promoting public procurement processes and systems which are transparent, streamlined, standardised, proportionate and business-friendly. The […]

Well done Birmingham! Commission clears state aid to an ultra-fast broadband network

The European Commission has found that the UK’s proposal to grant around €6 million of public financing for the construction of an ultra-fast broadband network in the city of Birmingham agrees with EU state aid rules, in particular because it will be genuinely open to all operators and will therefore promote competition. “Investments in ultra-fast […]