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Public procurement - legislative framework in the UK
Effect Date 31st March 2004
In UK legislation
The Publics Contracts regulations 2006
The Utilities Contracts 2009
In the UK, the governing principles underlying national legislation on public procurement are the EC directives themselves, which have been transposed into national legislation. The UK does not have legislation on public procurement (other than some requirements placed on local authorities under the Local Government Act) except in relation to the EC directives.
Institutional framework – structures responsible for public procurement in the UK
Types of procurement
In 2008 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released a report on the number of registered businesses in the UK. The data revealed that there were 2.16 million business enterprises registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 2008, compared to 2.10 million in 2007 – representing a 3% rise.
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