Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

WTO PROPOSAL HURTS PROCUREMENT POLICY

  • Comment
A World Trade Organisation proposal may have far-reaching consequences on councils' role in procurement, regulation...
A World Trade Organisation proposal may have far-reaching consequences on councils' role in procurement, regulation and planning, according to local government representatives.

The Local Government International Bureau and the Local Government Association have appealed to the government to review the implications of the WTO's general agreement on trade in services on councils' freedom and powers.

The agreement gives the European Union power to challenge council decisions.

The LGIB and LGA specifically fear it will impact upon licensing, waste disposal, building control, transport, planning and discretionary powers that allow councils to give preference to local employment.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.