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Shale gas: EU Parliament votes for mandatory environmental impact assessment

European Union - October 14 2013 Unconventional gas projects may be added to the list of projects for which an environmental impact assessment (EIA) must be undertaken before…

Anna Howell, Catherine Howard, Julie Vaughan, Matthew White, Stephen Murray.

UK action plan on business and human rights

United Kingdom - October 3 2013 The UK Government has launched an action plan for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Action Plan sets out…

Johanna Hull, Stéphane Brabant.

New planning guidance for shale gas development

United Kingdom - July 24 2013 The Government published Planning Practice Guidance for onshore oil and gas on Friday 19 July. This guidance follows the Government announcement in…

Julie Vaughan, Matthew White, Susannah Herbert.

UK shale gas: consultation on tax proposals published

United Kingdom - July 19 2013 At Budget 2013 the Government announced that a new tax allowance would be introduced to support the development of the UK's shale gas industry. Today…

Julie Vaughan, Simon Tysoe, Stephen Murray, Steven Dalton, William Arrenberg.

Business and human rights – what this means for the ICT sector: European Commission publishes guide on UN principles

European Union - July 10 2013 The European Commission has published guidance for companies in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector on meeting the corporate…

Amanda Hale, Johanna Hull, Kate Brimsted, Nick Elverston, Stéphane Brabant.