Monthly Archives: "June, 2019"

UK Set to Host COP 26 in 2020 in Partnership with Italy
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The UK has formally announced its intention to host next year's international COP climate conference as part of a partnership with Italy that will see the latter host a pre-COP event. As part of the proposal, the countries would assume the Presidency of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in a unique partnership. The UK will host the COP conference and Italy will host the pre-COP event, which includes a...

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New RICS Commercial Property Service Charge Rules From April 2019
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New requirements launched by RICS last year set a marker for the standard of management required in commercial property and provide mandatory obligations that its members and any RICS regulated firms engaged in this area must comply with. The new rules came into effect for service charge years starting on or after 1st April 2019 and have been put in place to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are...

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UK Leads the Way With Net-Zero Carbon Target for 2050
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The Government has drafted a statutory instrument to amend the Climate Change Act of 2008 to account for a net-zero target by 2050 – a first among the G7 nations. The Prime Minister’s decision to implement the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), creating a legally binding net-zero carbon target for 2050, has been welcomed across the UK. The Government has confirmed that it will follow the CCC’s framework using between 1-2% of GDP in 2050 which...

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UK Will Almost Certainly Miss it’s 2020 Smart Meter Target
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The UK smart meter statistics for the first quarter of 2019 have shown a drop in the rate of installations causing questions to be asked on whether the 2020 deadline will be extended according to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The period from January to March 2019 saw just over a million meters installed by large energy suppliers, made up of 573,700 electricity meters, and 457,900 gas meters. Disappointingly the figures represent a 6.7% decrease from...

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