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Cabinet Office procurement plans almost "perverse" and "draconian"

Kable - Clauses inserted into Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act may impact local authority procurements. 

Reaction has been swift to a reported move by the Cabinet Office to include two subtle but radical provisions in the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which could shake-up local government procurement.

The Act, which became law last month, is said to contain two clauses which appear to give the Cabinet Office authority to investigate and challenge local authority procurements. The majority of the Act does not affect procurement, but two clauses appear to have relevance.