The following Local Government practice note Produced in partnership with Walker Morris provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For general updates on the process and preparations for Brexit, see: Brexit timeline. For further reading on the impact of Brexit on public procurement, see Practice Note: Brexit—the implications for public procurement.
The EU public procurement regime consists of a series of directives that have been implemented in each EU Member State following extensive reform. The key aspects of the EU public procurement regime are set out in the following EU directives, implemented in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as follows:
Directive 2014/24/EU (the Public Contracts Directive) addresses contracts awarded by central government, local authorities and other public sector bodies. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), SI 2015/102 implement the Public Contracts Directive, replacing the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (PCR 2006), SI 2006/5. They came into force on 26 February 2015
Directive 2014/25/EU (the Utilities Contracts Directive) addresses contracts awarded by operators of utilities services, particularly water, energy and transport. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016, SI 2016/274 implement the Utilities Contracts Directive and replace the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006, SI 2006/6. They came into force on 18 April 2016
Directive 2014/23/EU (the Concessions Directive) addresses contracts between contracting authorities and suppliers (typically private companies) in which
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You may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular business relationships or transactions which you determine present a low risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, having taken into account:•your organisation-wide risk assessment—see Practice Note:
Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British Property Federation and are free to use. The CPSEs include specific environmental enquiries at enquiry 15 and there are several
Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor can:•transfer, lease or mortgage inter vivos, or•by will (it passes on intestacy)No cloggingIt is a fundamental principle of a mortgage that there must be no clog
The Standard Conditions of Sale (SCS), currently in their 5th edition (2018 revision), are a set of standard conditions which are commonly incorporated into contracts for the sale of residential property. The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Third Edition—2018 Revision) (SCPC) are used for
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