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Government review “disappoints” say Social Enterprise UK

The CEO of Social Enterprise UK has responded to the Cabinet Office announcement that they will conduct a mission-led business review. Peter Holbrook isn’t happy with the Call for Evidence on mission-led businesses review put forward by the Government. He says their expert panel is missing key business voices. Peter...


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Campaigners Respond to Mayor’s Pollution Promises

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he will clean up London’s air. He announced there will be a consultation on a number of policies, which include only buying clean energy double-decker buses from the year 2018. Campaigners across the UK have responded. Sophie Neuburg, Campaigner at Friends of...


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Research Reveals Community Investment Risks

The growth of Corporate Community Investment (CCI) over the past few years is significant, but a research report reveals that not all is as it seems. Corporate Citizenship’s report published today highlights a surprisingly large gap between commercial ambitions and reality in terms of CCI. CCI has grown rapidly...


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Solar Survey Will Assess Sector

Solar companies in the UK have been invited to fill out a confidential online survey by the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the PwC, the largest professional services firm in the world. The survey looks to learn more about the state of the UK solar industry and the results...


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Zero Carbon Policy Dumped by Government

The House of Lords forced a debate over the Government proposal to scrap the Zero Carbon Homes after it was removed without warning. However, according to the UK Green Building Council, the Government had their way in the end, beating the Lords yesterday by just four votes. Last summer,...


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Air Pollution is a Dark Cloud Hanging Over Britain

Air pollution causes tens of thousands of early deaths each year. It is estimated that 800 people a week – that’s 40,000 a year – are prematurely killed as a result of the toxic air in the UK. Young children and the elderly are affected the most. A report...


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Sadiq Khan Joins Air Pollution Battle

Today City Hall announced that Sadiq Khan, the newly appointed Mayor of London, will be a part of the renewed action against DEFRA. ClientEarth was granted permission to take the Government back to court last month because they failed to tackle illegal levels of air pollution in the UK....


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UK Government “Favour Fossil Fuel Generation”

Reforms to the UK capacity market have been published today. They have been met with mixed reviews from professionals who think the Government should move their focus away from fossil fuels. Commenting on reforms to the UK capacity market published today, Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy at the University...


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ClientEarth urge UK voters to think carefully after Government issue air quality warnings

The UK government has issued air quality warnings for the weekend. The Government claims the smog the UK could experience is due to winds bringing pollution over from the continent with warmer weather expected over the weekend. The announcement comes as millions of voters go to the polls across Britain....


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Solar industry will keep fighting after Government threaten to cut off support

The Government have held a consultation about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following the discussion, it has emerged that solar thermal energy could be cut off from government support. Solar thermal is the only technology threatened with removal from renewable heat scheme. The solar industry has pledged to continue their...


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British public backs renewables and wants more projects in their areas

Official government statistics show that the British public believes renewable energy provides noticeable economic benefits. More than half the people surveyed also said they want more clean energy projects built in their area. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change highlighted that...


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REA hold mixed reaction to changes in government proposals on biogas and biomass

The Government consultation into the reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed yesterday. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) who cover power, transport and heat, responded to proposals regarding biogas and biomass. They are encouraging the Government to support a wide range of renewable heat technologies in order to...


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Ministers review Trade Union Bill after defeat in House of Lords

The Government’s Trade Union Bill has faced fierce criticism from unions and the Labour Party. Just last month the House of Lords defeated the government in votes on the Bill. Ministers sat down this week to review the proposed changes. Trade unionists will still be forced to ‘opt in’...


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Flooding policy needs reboot says new industry-led report

Flood policy needs a reboot says leading trade body as it publishes ‘Turning the Tide’, a new policy recommendations report for living safely and prosperously in an increasingly flood prone country. Within the context of the National Flood Resilience Review, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) urges the Government to...


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UK Government’s Healthy Eating Guidelines Recommend Sustainable Fish

Following a recent update, the UK government’s official healthy eating guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources, including Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified seafood. The EatWell Guide, produced by Public Health England, gives official recommendations on which foods should be eaten for a healthy, balanced diet....