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19 February 2020 Meat-free expenses claims

Some schools have hit the headlines this week for their decisions to offer only vegetarian meals. But would a similar approach extend to the workplace?

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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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26 April 2016 Relationships key to devolution success

With the majority of central government sitting behind the Treasury when it comes to buying into the devolution agenda, what will the long term relationship between central and local government look like?

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25 April 2016 Devolution revolution - is central government ready?

One of the key themes explored in our report ‘Our changing state: the realities of austerity and devolution’ is the preparedness of central government

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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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26 March 2015 Devolution and local government structures for collaboration and efficiency

In a climate where collaborative grouping of local authorities has emerged as a model for regional devolution, alongside the obvious financial pressures driven by the current austerity agenda, it is sensible for all councils to consider opportunities to come together to deliver efficiencies and to lobby more effectively for additional powers.

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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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