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Date: 19 Aug 2015

Shale gas ‘key to UK energy aims’

Granting batch of new oil and gas exploration licences will help keep Britain's lights on for decades to come.

Date: 24 Jul 2015

Ministers consider solar subsidy cuts

Plans to end subsidies for new small-scale solar energy farms have been outlined by the Energy Secretary.

Date: 20 Jul 2015

Diane Yarrow explores ESOS at Chamber Energy Forum

Diane Yarrow was invited by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to speak at the Energy Forum hosted by Reading University (15 July).

Date: 15 Jul 2015

Anger at zero-carbon homes re-think

Campaigners have questioned the Government's decision to scrap targets to make new homes 'zero-carbon'.

Date: 29 Jun 2015

Businesses face new waste legislation

New business legislation surrounding the tax on the disposal of landfill waste has been approved by MPs

Date: 26 Jun 2015

Ministers to part-privatise Green Investment Bank

Britain's "green" bank is to be part-privatised, as the Government looks to build on its success.

Date: 23 Jun 2015

250 wind projects ‘set to be scrapped’

Up to 250 onshore wind projects could be ditched, in light of Government's commitment to end certain subsidies.

Date: 20 May 2015

EU exit would hamper employer influence

Leaving the European Union would be unspeakably bad for business, according to an industry leader

Date: 19 May 2015

Onshore wind farm subsidies to end

Government looking to fast-track new laws that would mean the end of state subsidies for onshore wind farms

Date: 15 May 2015

New professional forum launched for in-house lawyers

In-Form, a new professional forum for in-house lawyers throughout the Thames Valley was launched by B P Collins

Date: 12 May 2015

Law review ‘threat to environment’

Campaigners fear review of European environmental directives represents threat to British landscapes

Date: 11 May 2015

Dispute over Gatwick air quality

Environmental concerns could hamper plans for a second runway at Gatwick Airport

Date: 09 Mar 2015

Property experts call for LESA extension

Property experts have questioned the Government's decision to pull the plug on a tax allowance for landlords

Date: 04 Mar 2015

UK’s green energy sector ‘losing investor appeal’

The UK is losing its appeal as a destination for investments in green energy

Date: 17 Feb 2015

Solar panel market ‘heating up’

One in every 50 homes in the UK now boasts solar panels, after the number of installations nearly doubled last year, according to a new report.

Date: 05 Dec 2014

Legal bid over power plant scheme

A legal challenge has been issued over a scheme to pay power firms to ensure peak electricity demand is met - amid concerns it is unlawful.

Date: 04 Nov 2014

B P Collins tops the rankings in Chambers

Five of the practice groups at B P Collins LLP have just been awarded a band one ranking in the latest 2015 edition of legal “bible” Chambers UK

Date: 20 Oct 2014

Green Belt gains more protection in planning shake-up

New planning rules have been put forward by Eric Pickles, in a bid to offer further protection to the Green Belt.

Date: 15 Oct 2014

B P Collins LLP welcomes the Osaka/Kansai delegation to the Thames Valley

Partners at Buckinghamshire based law firm B P Collins LLP were proud sponsors of a recent international trade event which welcomed a delegation from the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).

Date: 14 Oct 2014

Millions pledged to HS2 communities

Businesses and communities based near sections of the proposed High Speed 2 (HS2) railway route are to get an extra £30 million in financial support.

Date: 06 Oct 2014

Heavyweight praise for B P Collins

B P Collins LLP is celebrating a double success after being named as a “regional heavyweight” for the first time in the 27th annual Legal 500 league tables and achieving top tier status in an unprecedented five practice areas.

Date: 04 Sep 2014

Parties urged to make green pledges

The parties set to battle for power at the next General Election are being urged to pack their manifestos with environmental pledges.

Date: 05 Aug 2014

Solar energy firms seek judicial review

A decision taken by the Government to amend its renewable energy obligation is being challenged by solar power firms.

Date: 01 Aug 2014

New RHI advice for property owners

Residential property owners are to be given new advice regarding the financial assistance which is available through a renewable heating scheme.

Date: 28 Jul 2014

Ministers launch new fracking guidelines

Areas of important countryside, such as National Parks, are to be protected from fracking, ministers have announced.

Date: 22 Jul 2014

Sporting lawyer takes a big Leap

Diane Yarrow has been appointed as a board member and ambassador for Leap, the Sport and Activity Partnership for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Date: 15 Jul 2014

Britain’s recycling market ‘not working’

The UK's recycling system is outdated and wasteful, a new report claims, resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of recyclable materials being lost every year.

Date: 09 Jul 2014

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Date: 07 Jul 2014

Concerns raised over solar farm funding

Fears are being raised over the possibility of the Government withdrawing support for solar farm developments.

Date: 25 Jun 2014

UK ‘needs fresh energy efficiency drive’

A new coalition is calling on the Government to raise the energy efficiency levels of a million homes a year by 2020.

Date: 20 Jun 2014

Commercial properties ‘need better green policies’

The policy framework aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the commercial property sector must be overhauled.

Date: 06 Jun 2014

Fracking legal change ‘crucial’

A law enabling fracking firms to drill under properties without their owners' permission is crucial to the future of the industry in the UK

Date: 15 May 2014

Solar farm subsidy cuts defended

Proposed changes to subsidies for solar farms have been defended by the Government.

Date: 29 Apr 2014

HS2 rebels defeated in Parliament

An amendment designed to throw the High Speed Rail Bill off course has been defeated in the House of Commons.

Date: 25 Apr 2014

Onshore wind farms ‘may lose subsidies’

New onshore wind farms will not receive public subsidies under a re-elected Conservative government, ministers have confirmed.

Date: 26 Mar 2014

Planning laws ‘threaten environment’

Campaigners have warned that the Government's changes to the planning laws could have negative consequences for the environment and local democracy.

Date: 06 Mar 2014

UK floods cost small firms over £800m

The recent floods have cost small businesses across the country a combined £831 million, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Date: 03 Mar 2014

Tougher fines for environmental law breaches

Firms committing environmental offences will face higher fines under new guidelines from the Sentencing Council.

Date: 17 Feb 2014

£10m fund to help flood-hit SMEs

Small businesses affected by flooding will be offered access to a £10 million support fund, the Government has announced.

Date: 13 Feb 2014

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Our latest quarterly newsletter covering news and opinions from all our practice areas and highlighting our recent activity within the community

Date: 28 Jan 2014

Fracking debate ‘may lead to law changes’

The Government is to consider amending the laws which prevent 'fracking' from taking place underneath people's properties without their permission, according to a new report.

Date: 14 Jan 2014

Shale gas ‘tax bonus’ for councils

The Prime Minister has underlined the Government's backing for 'fracking' projects, by announcing that local authorities which give them the go-ahead will be able to keep all of the business rates stemming from them.

Date: 18 Dec 2013

Call for tougher action over green subsidies

A think-tank is urging the Government to cut back on renewable energy subsidies if suppliers fail to bring down the costs of green technologies within set time-frames.

Date: 28 Nov 2013

Call to cut Green Deal loan rates

Ministers have been urged to improve their flagship environmental scheme in a bid to expand its appeal among property owners

Date: 18 Feb 2013

B P Collins is bursting with Pride

B P Collins is proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the first Pride of Bucks awards, designed to honour the individuals, community groups and businesses which make the county such a great place to live.

Date: 30 Oct 2012

Yarrow stars in The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook 2013

Diane Yarrow, partner in our corporate and commercial practice group spoke with The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook recently on her experiences of getting into the law. She shares her story here...