Public procurement – Public contracts. The proceedings concerned whether the way in which it had been decided to deliver the new government policy of tax-free childcare was lawful under domestic and EU public procurement legislation. The judge dismissed the claimant's claim that the proposed arrangements were in breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, SI 2006/5, and art 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal.