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On 1 July 2014, BIS published new guidance on how to apply the new EU General Block Exemption Regulation.
The Queen’s Speech was delivered to both Houses of Parliament on 4 June, outlining the intended legislative programme for the 2014–15 session.
Proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive received approval from the European Parliament in March 2014.
Early April 2014 saw the publication by the Department for Transport of its proposed compensation schemes for those affected by Phase 1 of HS2.
Any investment of public money in a private undertaking has the potential to be unlawful state aid if it gives that undertaking an economic advantage over its competitors.
In July 2013, the government opened a consultation on the terms on which the public sector would invest public money into public-private partnership projects.
In December 2012, the government published its long-awaited policy statement on the future of the private finance initiative.
Local government pension schemes need to be mindful of the legal framework governing what and how they can invest.
The government has launched its new code of conduct on how public and private bodies will work together to make savings on operational public infrastructure projects.