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John Cassels

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John Cassels is the Brexit Partner and Head of the Regulatory Team at Fieldfisher; Caroline Ellard is a trainee solicitor at Fieldfisher.

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May 05, 2017    0

In its campaign against the UK's continued membership of the European Union, 'Vote Leave' claimed that EU procurement rules, which govern the purchase of goods and services by public sector bodies, cost UK taxpayers £1.6bn a year. It also claimed that 1.9 million days a year are lost to red tape delays.

Is it likely or possible that the UK can save this money and time cost by changing the public procurement rules after Brexit?

Current system

Currently,...