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Date: 04 Sep 2014
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
A decision taken by the Government to amend its renewable energy obligation is being challenged by solar power firms.
Date: 01 Aug 2014
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
Areas of important countryside, such as National Parks, are to be protected from fracking, ministers have announced.
Date: 22 Jul 2014
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
The UK's recycling system is outdated and wasteful, a new report claims, resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of recyclable materials being lost every year.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
Our quarterly newsletter covering news and opinions from all our practice areas and highlighting our recent activity within the community
Date: 07 Jul 2014
Fears are being raised over the possibility of the Government withdrawing support for solar farm developments.
Date: 25 Jun 2014
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
The policy framework aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the commercial property sector must be overhauled.
Date: 06 Jun 2014
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
Proposed changes to subsidies for solar farms have been defended by the Government.
Date: 29 Apr 2014
An amendment designed to throw the High Speed Rail Bill off course has been defeated in the House of Commons.
Date: 25 Apr 2014
New onshore wind farms will not receive public subsidies under a re-elected Conservative government, ministers have confirmed.
Date: 26 Mar 2014
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
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
Firms committing environmental offences will face higher fines under new guidelines from the Sentencing Council.
Date: 17 Feb 2014
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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Date: 28 Jan 2014
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
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
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
Ministers have been urged to improve their flagship environmental scheme in a bid to expand its appeal among property owners
Date: 14 Oct 2013
Ministers have announced plans to work with solar energy firms to ensure that proposals for future developments are appropriately sited and respect the interests of local communities.
Date: 30 Sep 2013
B P Collins’ Family and Commercial litigation teams have claimed tier one rankings in the annual Legal 500 league tables for the first time
Date: 13 Sep 2013
The Government has re-opened a consultation on compensating property owners for the long-term damage caused by the HS2 rail project.
Date: 27 Aug 2013
Local authorities will be urged to help town centre motorists under revised planning rules to be published this week, the Government has announced.
Date: 22 Aug 2013
Ministers have defended the Government's flagship energy efficiency scheme after it was criticised for its low take-up figures.
Date: 21 Aug 2013
Developers of solar energy farms are bidding to ensure they keep the public on-side by promising "multiple benefits" from their schemes.
Date: 25 Jul 2013
The latest legal challenge to the HS2 high-speed rail scheme has been dismissed by judges
Date: 22 Jul 2013
The UK could become the "most generous" place in the world for shale gas frackers.
Date: 28 Jun 2013
The Government is to announce how £100 billion will be spent on the UK's energy and transport infrastructure
Date: 26 Jun 2013
The hard-working team at Chiltern Open Air Museum claimed victory in the environment category at the first-ever Pride of Bucks awards
Date: 26 Jun 2013
An internet-based system of recording the transfer of waste is said to be favoured by the majority of operators in the sector
Date: 19 Jun 2013
Energy-saving improvements increase property values in England by an average of 14%, research has suggested.
Date: 18 Jun 2013
Companies must reveal their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) figures under new rules that come into effect in the autumn
Date: 30 May 2013
Conservationists are to make a legal challenge against a controversial new £33 billion high-speed rail link.
Date: 21 May 2013
Companies which use a lot of electricity in their day-to-day operations are being encouraged to claim money from public funds to compensate them for their costs.
Date: 15 Mar 2013
The first month of the Government's Green Deal scheme saw assessors run the rule over 1,803 homes to see how they could be made more energy efficient, official figures show.
Date: 18 Feb 2013
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: 17 Jan 2013
A committee of MPs has issued a warning about the rules surrounding offshore energy transmission contracts
Date: 02 Nov 2012
Thames Valley law firm B P Collins LLP is celebrating after four of its lawyers were singled out for special praise in the new 2013 edition of legal “bible” Chambers UK*.
Date: 30 Oct 2012
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...
Date: 25 Sep 2012
B P Collins has achieved top tier ranking for its Employment and Private Client teams in the annual Legal 500 league tables
Date: 25 Sep 2012
A new Government consultation could force wind farm developers to offer a greater range of benefits to local residents
Date: 06 Sep 2012
Landlords have welcomed new energy efficiency measures set to be made available in October, with polls indicating that the majority of property owners intend to take advantage of the new initiatives. Some 63% of participants...
Date: 22 Jun 2012
Britain’s most successful firms will be forced to declare their carbon dioxide emissions from the start of the upcoming financial year, the Government has announced
Date: 20 Jun 2012
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the Government to carry out an independent review of its environmental tax system.
Date: 13 Jun 2012
Despite their legal obligations, more than half of UK landlords are currently unaware of the Government's flagship energy efficiency scheme, according to new research.
Date: 23 May 2012
Ministers must not get rid of important health and countryside protections as part of their efforts to cut environmental red tape for businesses in the UK. That is according to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC),...
Date: 15 May 2012
A grant programme to help support local authorities in their efforts to tackle air pollution has been announced. The Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) declared the launch of its 2012/13 air...
Date: 23 Apr 2012
A report by the Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that while, according to official Government figures, the carbon dioxide emissions generated domestically fell by 19% between 1990 and 2008, other research conducted by...
Date: 05 Apr 2012
A campaign group has confirmed that it is seeking two judicial reviews in an attempt to prevent the Government's high-speed rail project from materialising. The HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA) hopes the legal action will stop...
Date: 22 Feb 2012
The Prime Minister has rejected calls from his own MPs to scrap subsidies for on-shore wind farms
Date: 06 Feb 2012
Businesses are now applying under the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme
Date: 23 Dec 2011
Cutting subsidies for people installing solar panels at their homes is damaging the renewables industry, MPs on two influential select committees have said. The Government's moves are also undermining the confidence of firms wishing to...
Date: 10 Nov 2011
An environmental group has threatened the UK Government with legal action as a result of ministers' latest solar power subsidy plans. According to Friends of the Earth, the coalition decided to unveil proposals to halve...
Date: 20 Oct 2011
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has unveiled a new recycling charter for small businesses.
Date: 22 Sep 2011
The latest Legal 500 league tables underline the depth of expertise at B P Collins, with top level plaudits for its lawyers across both the commercial and private client arenas. The increasing strength of its...
Date: 26 Apr 2011
One of the UK's biggest paper recycling firms has been prosecuted for a number of regulatory breaches, including deceiving the Environment Agency.
Date: 10 Feb 2011
British businesses can benefit from the renewables growth, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has said.