Further Procurement Act 2023 guidance notes published

Further Procurement Act 2023 guidance notes published Cabinet Office have published further guidance documents relating to the Procurement Act 2023. The documents are intended to provide technical guidance and help with interpretation and understanding of the new regime. Topics covered in this second batch of guidance are: NPPS (National Procurement Policy Statement)

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DE&S Strategy and NAO report published

Two reports have recently been published which will be of interest to our readers.  The first is the Defence Equipment and Support Strategy, which is a refreshed strategy aiming to ensure that DE&S secures the best possible operational and technological edge for the armed forces by 2025.  The strategy sets out

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Transforming Public Procurement – August 2023 Update

Bill progress    The Procurement Bill cleared Commons Report and Third Reading stages in June and will progress to ‘consideration of amendments’ (or ‘ping-pong’) in the House of Lords which has been scheduled for 11th September 2023. Key issues raised at Report stage included national security and surveillance equipment, modern slavery

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Understanding the UK Government’s AI Regulation White Paper

In a white paper titled “A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation,” issued on March 29, the UK’s Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology (DSIT) outlines the nation’s objectives for regulating AI systems. The study acknowledges the difficulties of a horizontal, one-size-fits-all regulatory framework by concentrating on the use of AI

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TRANSFORMING SUPPORT: THE HEALTH AND DISABILITY WHITE PAPER

The Department for Work and Pensions has today published the Health and Disability White Paper, setting out a vision to “help more disabled people and people with health conditions to start, stay and succeed in work”. A new Disability Action Plan will be developed and consulted on in 2023 outlining the

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Spring Budget 2023: Baachu Summary

Key Points As part of today’s Spring Budget, the Chancellor has made the following announcements, built on the four pillars of “employment, education, enterprise and everywhere”. Spring Budget 2023 The full documents can be found here. The press release can be read here. Speech is here. The OBR’s forecast can be read here. Labour

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Consultation on Prompt Payment

Consultation on amendments to the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017: ‘BEIS is seeking views on proposals to amend and improve the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations, and whether they should extend beyond their current expiry date of 6 April 2024. The consultation sets out proposals on: amending the expiry

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Transforming Public Procurement – Latest Update from Cabinet Office

Latest update on the Transforming Public Procurement programme, which includes the following: The Procurement Bill has completed its passage through the Committee Stage in the House of Commons.  There have been five days of detailed clause-by-clause consideration and a total of 40 committee votes; key themes include national security, conflicts

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