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The EU Procurement Directives provide that they shall apply to contracts where the estimated value of the contract is no less than the financial thresholds set out in the relevant directive.
The thresholds are set by the European Commission for two-year periods and are reviewed every two years. The latest revision came into effect on 1 January 2020. The 2020 thresholds as set out in euros (€) presented an increase to the 2018 thresholds. See: LNB News 11/11/2019 24.
Details of the thresholds can also be found on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under 'Useful
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:•proceedings for possession•forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent•a landlord's right to
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
This practice note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort mean? And how does tort relate to contract and criminal law•how has the law of tort developed?•what is the scope of tort, ie what interests does it protect? What
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