internal market


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internal market

A “market” created within an organisation to drive exchanges of services and competition that would (theoretically) lower prices. The Thatcher (Conservative) government created an internal market system in the NHS in 1990, which pitted the purchasers (GP fund-holders) against the providers (Trusts), to promote competition between providers.
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This results in a better and socially fairer internal market for transport.
The European Commission is taking further steps with regard to Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, and Spain on the grounds that their national rules include excessive and unjustified obstacles to the provision of services across the internal market," a statement said.
In order to implement IM, it is important for organizations to have some level of internal market orientation (IMO).
The Internal Market MEP of 2014 award was given to him following a poll of fellow MEPs.
In contrast the One Wales agreement committed the Welsh Government to eliminating the internal market and giving patients a greater say in how NHS services are run, a focus on 'patient voice'' rather than patient choice.
This European initiative will make it easier for you to deliver your services into the internal market and cut some of the barriers to cross-border trade.
Unite national officer for health Karen Reay stated: 'Logic dictates that with 20 billion [pounds sterling] spent on the NHS internal market, this is an obvious area where savings could be made.
European Union Internal Market Law, Second Edition.
The reports concern the EU internal market for both natural gas and electricity, the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER) as well as conditions for access to natural gas transmission networks and network access conditions for cross-border electricity exchanges.
At a fraught summit on the proposed EU constitution in Brussels, France wanted to delete the reference to an internal market "where competition is free and undistorted".
EU internal market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy hinted at a cultural diversity and creative rights conference, in Brussels, that the Commission could push for change to the system where collection societies or trade unions take a fee from DVD recorders, MP3 players or blank DVDs prices.

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