Permitting renewable energy schemes under Development Consent Orders

Two renewable energy scheme Development Consent Order (DCO) applications were recently decided within a couple of days of each other. The Kent based Cleve Hill Solar Park application was approved by the Secretary of State on 28 May. The application for the extension to Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the Kent coast was refused four days later.

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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Employees and the use of mobile phones at work

In a Verizon Mobile Security Index 2020 Executive Summary, almost 40% of the organisations surveyed in 2020 said they had experienced a mobile-related compromise and the percentage of companies reporting a compromise has grown by 41% since 2018.

Guidance on providing entertainment in your premises from 4 July

The Government Guidance in relation to re-opening contains a short section on providing entertainment. In essence, it creates 2 categories of entertainment: Activities that ‘should not be permitted’ and all other types of entertainment.

Government guidance on showing football in licensed premises

The new guidance released by the Government for licensed premises seeking to re-open from 4 July deals with entertainment provided in premises, including showing broadcasts. Given that the football seasons across the leagues have been extended into the summer, with all Premier League matches on TV (as well as some matches being shown on terrestrial TV for the first time ever), showing football will no doubt be something many premises would like to do. We have considered the guidance in order to give an overview on the Government’s advice.

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Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]

Podcast: Strategic land – a critical part of the development jigsaw

Strategic land is a critical part of the development jigsaw. This podcast provides advice and best practice guidance from our strategic land team on how to tackle issues such as obtaining a controlling interest in land, planning promotion and structuring disposals for development, as well as navigating the pitfalls commonly associated with strategic land transactions.

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