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Penrose Report recommendations: where next for the water sector?

The Penrose Report recommends sweeping deregulatory changes. This article discusses how these might impact the water and wastewater sectors
23 February 2021

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Renewable Energy Team – Our 2020 Highlights

During 2020, the firm’s renewables team had an amazing year which we showcase in our 2020 highlights infographic
10 February 2021

Managing Environmental Compliance – an update following guidance from the regulators

As the country deals with COVID-19 we consider the response from the Environment Agency and other UK regulators

22 May 2020

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Managing environmental compliance in the time of COVID-19

As the country deals with COVID-19 we consider the impact on environmental compliance and discuss the importance of establishing an appropriate action plan
06 April 2020

Governance and duties in the time of COVID-19

When faced with financial difficulty, directors face additional duties and responsibilities. This article outlines the key considerations and practical points for directors to consider
23 March 2020

Government consults on reforms to water regulation

Defra has published a consultation on proposals to improve and modernise regulation of water resources in England, including reforms to abstraction licensing.
04 February 2019

Defra consults on draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure

Following changes made to the Planning Act relating to water infrastructure NSIPs, Defra has published a consultation seeking views on the draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for water resources.
21 January 2019

Abuse of dominance by water and sewerage undertakers in the water retail market?

Are the issues facing the water retail market indicative of an abuse of dominance or do they reflect more fundamental issues with the structure of the market and the stage of market development?
02 January 2019

National Policy Statement for water resources and thresholds for water NSIPs – an update

Defra is revising proposals to amend the type and size of water resources infrastructure within the definition of NSIP in the Planning Act 2008.
17 October 2018

Water regulation: Ofwat penalising Thames Water highlights key issues at PR19 and beyond

With PR19 in mind, water and sewerage undertakers will need to focus on the lessons from TMS’s experiences, particularly as regards setting ODIs, subcontracting and ongoing regulatory reporting.
10 July 2018

Water pollution regulation: new rules to prevent agricultural diffuse pollution

These regulations impose new rules on those in control of agricultural land with the aim of tackling pollution to inland and coastal waters.
17 May 2018

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Burges Salmon advises Hydro International senior management team on buyout

Burges Salmon has advised the UK and US senior management team of Hydro International on its acquisition by pan-European private equity firm Agilitas.
22 February 2018
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