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28 June 2017 Mergers of NDPBs - an environmental context

As more Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are merged (or demerged) to boost efficiency and accountability, how does that process impact on the employees?

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10 March 2016 FCA response on regulatory barriers to innovation

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a feedback statement: the latest effort in its ongoing push to foster competition through innovation.

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25 June 2015 Can the courts order governments to cut carbon emissions?

According to a landmark ruling issued on 24 June 2015 in the Netherlands, the Dutch Government is failing to protect its citizens from hazardous climate change and has been ordered to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020

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29 October 2014 House of Lords rejects judicial review reform

The House of Lords has rejected the Government’s plan to change the criteria for bringing judicial reviews.

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1 May 2014 Noise induced hearing loss claim win at trial despite pre action admission

In Paul Ruthven v Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Limited the claimant employed by the defendants for a period of 14 years failed to plead that he relied on a pre-action admission of breach of duty, which had been made for a period of six years of his employment.

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2 April 2014 Land owner fined following first prosecution under EIA Regulations

Richard Whitton was fined £2,500 (reduced from £3,750 for an early guilty plea) and ordered to pay £10,000 in prosecution costs by magistrates on 31 March 2014 for failing to comply with a remediation notice under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) Regulations 2006.

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13 February 2014 the control of invasive non-native species in England and Wales

The Law Commission has proposed new powers for the government wildlife agencies including Defra, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the Welsh Government in their battle against invasive non-native species in its report on the Control of Invasive Non-Native Species.

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11 December 2013 DEFRA consults on alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes

The consultation, launched under the Government’s Red Tape Challenge, proposes greater flexibility for waste carriers in England and Wales.

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30 October 2013 Multiple breaches of a single stop notice leads to multiple fines

When David Lewis was issued with a stop notice by the local planning authority he continued to work and faced six separate charges relating to work on various separate days.

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2 May 2013 UK government sent to Europe over air pollution

We previously reported on a case deemed to be amongst the most important of this century so far.

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