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Cuadrilla's plans for shale gas exploration at a site between Preston and Blackpool have been rejected by local councillors. The move will be "viewed as a considerable set-back for shale gas exploration in England", an expert has said. 30 Jun 2015
Companies that persistently breach environmental regulations should expect a “substantial increase” in fines levied for their second and subsequent offences, judges in the Court of Appeal have warned. 12 Jun 2015
Commercial and domestic property landlords of multi-let properties where heating, cooling or hot water is supplied to tenants through a district or communal heating network are now legally obliged to provide detailed information about those networks to a central...
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In 2009, the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA) established a new system of integrated marine management with unified licensing controls to implement the Government's strategic objectives for the marine environment. These came into force on 6 April 2011....
G7 leaders have agreed to adopt national low-carbon strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2%. 12 Jun 2015
FOCUS: Now that the first devolved Scottish taxes have come into force, the rest of the UK will be watching with interest to see how new tax authority Revenue Scotland manages and deals with avoidance risks. 09 Jun 2015
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