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THE ENVIRONMENT (PRINCIPLES AND GOVERNANCE) BILL: ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AFTER BREXIT

Posted on January 2, 2019
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On 19 December 2018 the government published draft Clauses on Environmental Principles and Governance. These are supposed to address the arrangements for the effective enforcement of environmental laws in England after Brexit, when enforcement by the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union will no longer be available. Publication of the […]

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FOSSIL FUELS: THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF REDUCED INSURANCE COVERAGE

Posted on December 21, 2018
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Growing Opposition In September 2016 a Lutheran pastor in America’s Washington state led a blockade of a train of oil tankers; he and other members of ‘Veterans for Peace’ were repeating a similar blockade earlier in 2016 of a coal train by ‘Raging Grannies’. These events could easily be dismissed as the actions of a […]

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POST-BREXIT IMMIGRATION UPDATE –WHITE PAPER PUBLISHED

Posted on December 20, 2018
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The UK government published a White Paper yesterday setting out its plans for post-Brexit immigration, which are expected to be brought into force from 1 January 2021. The long awaited White Paper (WP) is the official approval by the government of the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee in September 2018. Click here to […]

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THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON ENERGY INDUSTRY BUSINESS: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

Posted on December 14, 2018
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BREXIT appears to have put everybody in a frenzy, not only over the form of the UK’s withdrawal but also its future relationship.  For energy industry businesses, irrespective of any political accommodation, the challenge in trading with the EU will be immeasurably different and more challenging from 30th March. Procurement Opportunities As we all know, […]

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HOME OFFICE ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF TIER 1 (INVESTOR) VISAS

Posted on December 6, 2018
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The Tier 1 (Investor) immigration route will be suspended until further notice from midnight on Friday 7 December, the Home Office announced last night. These “golden” visas are granted to applicants who are able to show that they have at least £2 million to invest in the UK economy, and have proved very popular with […]

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