A BITTERSWEET ENVIRONMENT BILL FOR THE UK

A BITTERSWEET ENVIRONMENT BILL FOR THE UK

By Dr Samantha Mudie, Head of Technical Development It has been both my privilege and my frustration to provide written evidence for the second reading of the UK Environment Bill over the last few weeks. The Environment Bill 2019-2021 is a vital piece of legislation...
NEW FOSSIL FUEL CARS LIKELY TO BE BANNED BY 2030

NEW FOSSIL FUEL CARS LIKELY TO BE BANNED BY 2030

The UK is set to bring forward its ban on new fossil fuel cars from 2040 to 2030, according to reports. If confirmed, the move will bring the UK in-line with many of its European counterparts – including Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands – and will mark a major...
UK BUSINESS RATES REVIEW TO ALIGN WITH NET ZERO CARBON TARGET

UK BUSINESS RATES REVIEW TO ALIGN WITH NET ZERO CARBON TARGET

The UK government has issued a consultation looking at fundamental review of business rates by HM Treasury, the terms of reference for which were published at the Spring Budget. The consultation acts as a call for evidence to seek views on: How the business rates...
CARBON EMISSIONS TAX CONSULTATION: REPLACING THE EU ETS

CARBON EMISSIONS TAX CONSULTATION: REPLACING THE EU ETS

Tackling climate change is one of the defining challenges at this time and the is positioning itself as an international leader in that fight. Reaching net zero by 2050 will require the UK to go much further than the progress made between 1990 and 2018, when the UK...
MAJOR FAILINGS PUT ENGLAND AT RISK OF RUNNING OUT OF WATER!

MAJOR FAILINGS PUT ENGLAND AT RISK OF RUNNING OUT OF WATER!

A new report from the Public Accounts Committee, as part of its inquiry into the UK’s water sector and infrastructure, has issued a stark warning that England is at serious risk of running out of water within 20 years due to the failure to tackle leakage and embrace a...