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Public Procurement, Brexit and Boris Johnson’s ‘Buy British’ Pledge

Published on: 16 October 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Public Procurement, Brexit and Boris Johnson’s ‘Buy British’ Pledge
  • Significance of public procurement
  • The current UK public procurement regime
  • EU context and background
  • Current UK public procurement laws
  • Exemptions
  • Remedies
  • Non-Member State Countries
  • Parties to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
  • Signatories of EU regional or bilateral agreements that include public procurement obligations
  • More...

Article summary

Public Law analysis: In July 2019, when campaigning to lead the Conservative Party, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised party members that he would ‘roll back the influence of the state’ by changing public procurement rules in order to favour UK companies when bidding for billions of pounds worth of Government work and turbo-charge the advantages of the UK economy. In this analysis, Andrew Dean, director of public law at Clifford Chance, looks at how such a ‘buy British’ pledge might be implemented, the effect it may have on British companies bidding for contracts outside the UK under WTO terms and the implications that such a policy might have on the UK agreeing Free Trade Agreements. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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