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CCC warn of major failures in government's delivery of net zero target

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) have warned of major failures in the government's delivery of their own plans to meet climate targets which mean they won't be able to del...

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HSA publish 2021 annual report

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have published their annual report for the 2021 period. 

Their report details the scope of work they undertook during the...

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HSE claim CLP Annex 8 retained by mistake

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have said that Annex 8 to the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures Regul...

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Record fine received for environmental offences

Dairy Crest Limited has been fined £1.5 million for environmental offences, receiving the largest ever fine for an Environment Agency conviction in the South West...

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Death of RAF sergeant will be investigated by HSE

The death of Royal Air Force sergeant, Rachel Fisk, has been given to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate from Thames Valley Police, after the police have c...

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Case brought to European Court against energy charter treaty

A case is being brought to the European Court against the energy charter treaty (ECT), which compensates oil and gas firms.

The claimants are aged 17-31 and want their governments to exit t...

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Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund launched

A Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund worth £7.8 million has been launched for local authorities with the aim of creating more woodland and tree planting in local areas, particularly in winter...

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First climate change law passed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's first law to tackle climate change has been published after Stormont passed a new, specific Act.

The Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 re...

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HSE launch "Dust kills" initiative

Construction sites across Great Britain are being targeted as part of a month-long respiratory health initiative by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Throughout...

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework to be published in July

During the second reading of the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Commons, Housing Secretary Michael Gove announced that a revised Nati...

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GB will not implement single charger rule

In an effort to reduce needless waste, the EU has provisionally agreed that all new portable electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and portable speakers, must use a USB type-C charger...

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Government release funding to reduce industry emissions

£31 million is being invested by the Government to try and reduce industry's reliance on fossil fuels and reduce energy bills.

A total of £5.5 million will be assigned to the ge...

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Government announces further fire safety amendments

On 1 June 2022, the UK Government published a response to a consultation run in 2020 on a review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls...

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165 homes permitted within a strategic development location

Planning permission was granted by an inspector from Chichester District Council after an appeal by the developers and landowners, for a housing development of up to 165 homes within a strategic de...

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G7 pledge to decarbonise electricity sectors by 2035

For the first time, the G7 have announced a goal to predominantly decarbonise electricity supply by 2035.

Climate protection, energy and environment ministers of the G7 nations, which inclu...

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