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What lessons can we learn from Tesco's £8 million fine for petrol spillage?

A multi-million pound fine for the retail giant is a sobering reminder that environmental incidents can have significant cost consequences. There are lessons here for all businesses.
21 June 2017

The government's air quality plan – ClientEarth launches fresh legal challenge

Defra's latest attempt at an air quality plan has provoked yet another challenge from ClientEarth through the courts.
02 June 2017

Meeting EU air quality standards – is the UK blowing hot and cold?

The UK has until mid-April 2017 to take action to improve its air quality. Simon Tilling and Sarah Raby discuss the problems facing and options available to the government.
05 May 2017

Parliament demands urgent clarity on UK chemicals regulation post-Brexit

An inquiry by Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee concludes that the government must develop a post-Brexit plan for UK chemicals regulation without delay.
04 May 2017

Government must publish air pollution plans before general election

The High Court has ruled that the UK government must publish its draft air pollution plans on 9 May, with final publication due on 31 July.
28 April 2017

£20m fine will put environmental compliance on the boardroom table

A record environmental fine for sewage spills into the River Thames is designed to send a strong message to boards and shareholders that poor environmental governance is not acceptable.
23 March 2017

MEES: a guide to the minimum energy efficiency standard for commercial buildings

A guide for landlords, investors, developers and lenders on the new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency.
10 March 2017

Environmental Permits: Court of Appeal rejects dual regulation

The court found that activities requiring an environmental permit could not be subject to joint regulation by the Environment Agency and local authority. We explain the case and the key messages.
03 March 2017

SSAFO Regulations: is your farm compliant?

Farming businesses should check the integrity of farm infrastructure and ensure compliance with the Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil Regulations.
03 February 2017

Enforcement undertakings for environmental offences gather momentum

Enforcement undertakings allow businesses to take control of environmental offences and propose steps to make amends. Environment Agency figures show businesses are embracing the novel civil sanction.
02 February 2017

Scotland plans overhaul of environmental permitting

A consultation by SEPA and the Scottish Government proposes an integrated framework for environmental authorisations.
23 January 2017

Influencing UK chemicals regulation after Brexit

Businesses dealing with chemicals and products should get involved in the Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry.
12 January 2017
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