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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 31 May 2021

UK Emissions Trading Scheme - what's new?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently published updated guidance on participating in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS), which launched on 1 January 2021. While the UK ETS closely follows the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), for now at least, it is a standalone scheme. The UK ETS commits to a similar approach to the EU ETS; however, the changes made......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 5 Apr 2021

Office for Zero Emission Vehicles launches consultation on consumer experience of e-vehicle charge points

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles recently published a consultation on the consumer experience at public charge points. This follows increased political support of and interest in the growing UK e-vehicle sector, which follows the government's move to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the United Kingdom by 2030. The consultation signals the government's ambition to take......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 8 Mar 2021

Future of renewables in Scotland: Hydrogen Policy Statement

The Scottish government recently released its Hydrogen Policy Statement together with the Scottish Hydrogen Assessment. The statement has been long heralded and eagerly awaited by industry. This article discusses key aspects of the statement, including key sectors for deployment, the trade of hydrogen, locations for deployment, the timeline for deployment, funding, key stakeholders and the......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 19 Feb 2021

COVID-19 and business interruption insurance: implications for landlords and tenants

The Supreme Court's judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority's test case on non-damage business interruption cover for losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has wide-ranging implications. In terms of the impact on property, this is a significant decision for both landlords and tenants, where premises were forced to shut under the government's instructions to businesses to close and......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 15 Feb 2021

Energy White Paper – what does it mean for 2021?

At the end of 2020 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published the much-anticipated Energy White Paper, setting out its strategy for the United Kingdom's energy transition over the next decade. The Energy White Paper focuses on strategy in six key areas: consumers, power, the energy system, buildings, industrial energy and oil and gas.
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 14 Dec 2020

AR4: what you need to know about the next CfD round

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently published its response to the consultation on the proposed amendments to allocation round four (AR4) contracts for difference (CfD) for low carbon electricity generation. Industry should note the headline amendments to AR4 – in particular, the new 'pots', changes relating to negative pricing, capacity caps and the amended......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 11 Dec 2020

High Court dismisses challenge to government's permitted development and use classes order reforms

The judicial review of the government's changes to the use classes order and new permitted development rights was recently dismissed. The High Court ruled that the changes had been legally enacted, a judgment which Rights: Community: Action is seeking permission to appeal. Although this appeal is unlikely to be successful, until any appeal is resolved, there remains uncertainty around the......
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 27 Nov 2020

An uphill struggle? Drop-in planning permissions and incompatibility following Hillside case

A recent Court of Appeal case is the latest in a series of recent planning law cases to be decided against the developer. The courts seem to be moving towards a simpler but less flexible planning system. This is in contrast to the government's recent changes intended to promote flexibility in the planning system.
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 26 Nov 2020

Consultation on introduction of market restrictions on certain single-use plastics in Scotland

The Scottish government has launched a public consultation on the introduction of market restrictions on certain single-use plastic items. Responses to the consultation must be submitted before 4 January 2021. The proposed market restrictions on single-use plastics follow and may extend beyond the provisions in Article 5 of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive 2019/904.
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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | 12 Nov 2020

Devil is in the detail – food and drink labelling changes from 1 January 2021

A raft of updated government guidance has been published clarifying the requirements for labelling and packaging food and drink in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. This should provide some comfort for food business operators and be well received by the food and drink industry, which has long urged the government to consider measures for periods of......
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