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The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
It was announced on 29 January that the UK’s major supermarkets have agreed to report on how much food they waste each year.
This article will focus on the proposed reforms to judicial review and cost-capping orders, which will affect planning and environmental matters.
The Court of Appeal has considered the levels of fines imposed for radioactive waste and health and safety offences committed by large companies.
The amount of capital funding an HEI receives from the Higher Education Funding Council for England depends on how much that HEI has reduced its carbon emissions.
The Environment Agency has launched its electronic duty of care system, developed as part of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’.
The European Commission has published the EU’s ‘2030 Framework for Climate and Energy’, setting out targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
‘Debtors’ to get a fairer Green Deal download
The Department of Energy & Climate Change recently announced further revisions to the Consumer Credit Act 1974, as applicable to Green Deal plans.
The national UK household recycling rate has risen from 11 per cent in 2000 to 43 per cent, working towards our EU target of 50 per cent.
The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 amended the Commons Act 2006 to prevent registration of land as a town or village green once a ‘trigger event’ occurs.
Green Deal and ECO reforms download
The government has announced a series of measures designed to reduce consumers’ energy bills. These include streamlining the Green Deal and some changes to ECO.
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a UK government initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from organisations meeting certain qualification criteria.
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a UK government initiative to reduce CO2 emissions from organisations meeting certain qualification criteria.
Planning for renewable energy download
The UK is under pressure to harness more renewable energy. How does this interact with local planning considerations?
Damage caused to property by tree roots is a problem often encountered by land owners, occupiers and developers.
Cleaner and greener leases? download
The Energy Act 2011 could have far reaching implications for owners of commercial property.
The European Commission has published amendments to the state aid Enabling Regulation (Council Regulation 994/98) and the state aid Procedural Regulation (Council Regulation 659/99).
In an effort to resolve an anticipated trade war, the EC has adopted a decision to accept a price undertaking proposed by China.
The government is making available £20m of funding for ‘innovative and ambitious’ Green Deal projects put forward by local authorities.
Under section 417 of the Companies Act 2006 all companies (unless entitled to the small companies exemption) must prepare a ‘business review’.