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Government to review Net Zero approach

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Secretary of State has commissioned an independent review of the Government’s approach to delivering...

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Planning restrictions to be eased by Government

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered a mini-budget on 23 September, during which he announced that a new Bill will be introduced aiming to "unpick the complex patchwork of planning restrictions".

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Company directors fined for failing to control risks from vibration exposure

Partners in construction firm Roywood Contractor of Tilford, Surrey, have been prosecuted for failing to adequately control the risk from vibration exposure to their employees when using vibrating...

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Fracking ban ended in England

The Government has announced that fracking will once again be allowed to take place in England.

It was originally banned in 2019 due to increasing concerns over tremors occurring near frack...

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State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Cedrec's office and phone lines will be closed on Monday 19th September, for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, to allow our team to pay their respects.

We will be open as normal on T...

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Report shows that renewables could save trillions

A new report looking into technology forecasts and the energy transition has suggested that transitioning to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels could save the world up to £10.2 trill...

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Six climate tipping points are close to being reached

New research, which has examined 200 research papers published since 2008, has suggested that the current rate of warming in Earth's climate could result in us crossing six climate tipping points.<...

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Billionaire appeals against order to remove £40 million home's "incongruous" windows

Billionaire nightclub and restaurant owner, Richard Caring, is refusing to remove three "incongruous and dominant" windows from his £40 million house in South Kensington despite an enforcemen...

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New PM Liz Truss "will deliver on the energy crisis"

Liz Truss has won the leadership battle and is our new Prime Minister, confirming in her speech that she will prioritise tackling the cost of living crisis and lowering energy bills.

The fo...

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Offshore wind turbines must triple to help meet UK targets

The new government is urged to triple the rate of offshore wind turbine installations to help the UK hit its target of a four-fold increase in offshore renewable energy by 2030.

According t...

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£32 million for Welsh farmers to plant trees to combat climate emergency

The Welsh Government has announced an additional £32 million of funding to help farmers and landowners plant trees to combat the climate emergency.

The government believes around 43,0...

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Surplus land programme misses target by 100,000 homes

A government programme launched by former chancellor George Osborne to sell surplus land to develop housing has failed to meet its target by nearly 100,000 homes.

The Public Land Programme...

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Controversial former ITV studio redevelopment called in

Levelling-up secretary Greg Clark has called in a controversial plan to redevelop the former ITV studios on London's South Bank.

The move follows Mayor of London Sad...

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Company fined £80,000 after worker hurt in fall

A timber company has been fined £80,000 after an employee fell through a stairwell while working on a barn conversion.

The driver and warehouse operative was working on the barn which...

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£8,000 fine for company which ignored previous enforcement action

A property development company has been fined £8,000 for failing to adequately assess the risks involved in a refurbishment project, despite having been subject to previous enforcement action...

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