Overview of the Autumn Budget 2018

Delivering the Autumn Budget 2018 speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond won over small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by introducing measures to support them and by levelling the playing field. Benefits for SMEs SMEs will benefit from the business rates cut, £675...

How Brexit will affect public procurement

The negotiations with the European Union are ongoing but, at the moment, the UK government has not reached a deal. This is worrying, as the formal separation from the EU is imminent, with much depending on the deal that the government can get, especially for public...

Brexit checklist procurement pros should study

A procurement expert has compiled a procurement checklist to help organisations manage the possible outcomes of Brexit negotiations. Soft Brexit, which will involve restrictions on the free movement of labour; Hard Brexit, which will see tariffs, higher costs for...

Brexit and procurement review and update

On 5 September 2018, the House of Commons released a Briefing Paper highlighting the effect of Brexit on the UK’s public procurement sector. Current public procurement policies The existing public procurement in the UK is governed by rules from the EU Directives...