What future for public procurement regulation in the UK post-Brexit?

Adrian Brown of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP writes: On the morning after the UK's momentous vote to leave the EU in June 2016, a dazed public sector client asked me: what happens now to the rules on public procurement?  The short answer was: nothing … yet. 

Those EU rules have been implemented into UK regulations which will remain on the statute book unless and until repealed.  There are no immediate signs that the UK Government wishes to ditch the rules, since it supports the core principles of transparency and competitive procurement embodied in those rules.  Nonetheless, there have been calls for the rules to be simplified and made more flexible.  Read more at Lexology.

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