Internal email from supermarket’s legal team advises buyers to contact them for advice on how to ‘construct arguments that are credible’ in demanding payments

Buyers at Morrisons have attempted to secure one-off payments from about 20 suppliers in a potential breach of a government-backed code, with only “a handful” blocked by the supermarket’s legal team.

A government-backed code prohibits one-off demands and states that supermarkets must not “vary any supply agreement retrospectively”, except in very specific circumstances.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS