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Bulgaria: CPC deems minimum hotel accommodation prices anti-competitive

The Ministry of Tourism recently proposed the introduction of minimum prices for sites categorised as ‘accommodation places’. In Decision 529/10.05.2018, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) opined on the proposal’s compliance with competition rules. The CPC held that setting minimum prices for accommodation places would limit price competition between hotels. Minimum prices cannot guarantee…

Social housing monthly law update – June 2018

This month’s TLT’s law update on all things affecting social housing includes: Automatic disqualification rule changes: Charity Commission declarations GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know Dress codes in the workplace: New government guidance Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing Viability argument for 10% affordable housing fails…

From footfall to clicks – experts talk retail risk

By Gary Assim and Sarah Teal Poundworld has entered administration, and just before that it was announced that House of Fraser would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some of the UK’s largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever […]

Austria: The time has come – Federal Procurement Act 2018 just around the corner

More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year after publication of the first transposition draft, the time has come. Following the respective resolutions of the Council of Ministers and the Federal Council […]

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In one of the most eagerly awaited Supreme Court decisions of the year a nine-judge bench has given judgment in Al Rawi v Security Service and Home Office v Tariq. The cases involve the ­controversial use by the Government of secret or closed material proceedings to defend civil claims, in which evidence is concealed from […]

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Corporate break-ups, a big energy discovery, web entrepreneurs and a legal sector opening up to foreign firms. All are driving the Israeli market forward, says Dale McEwan Flick through any recent Israeli newspaper and you will encounter a story touching on the overconcentration of the country’s business market. “Israel is marked by the fact that […]

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West Yorks councils predict £1.6m annual saving from joint panel

Five West Yorkshire councils have signed an agreement to create a joint legal services framework with the aim of saving about £1.6m a year across the five authorities. Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils have signed up to the ‘WYLAW’ agreement to share expertise and resources between their respective legal teams. The agreement follows […]

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