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Cabinet Reshuffle

After months of juggling two key roles within cabinet, Alok Sharma becomes full time President of COP26 climate conference. Following the 2019 elections, Boris Johnson had made Sharma both Business Secretary and President of COP26. Given the sheer scale of…

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Is it a Green Industrial Revolution?

Since the outbreak of the Covid 19 crisis, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been a vocal supporter of a green recovery. Both Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have repeatedly pledged that the rescue packages were going to be green “with…

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Ministers answer parliamentary questions on AD

ADBA and the UK’s AD industry has found a new ally in Alan Brown MP. Following conversations with Mr Brown, ADBA shared with him a list of parliamentary questions (PQs) that he then submitted to the relevant Ministers. These covered…

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Autumn Budget delayed and a Green Gas Sector Deal

Speculations that the Autumn Budget might be delayed if a second coronavirus wave were to sweep Britain have become reality. Yesterday (23rd September), the Treasury announced that the Budget would be postponed from this November to next Spring. While a…

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Government announces Circular Economy Package

On Thursday 30th July, the Circular Economy Package (CEP) was announced with a joint statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), the Welsh Government and the Scottish…

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Chancellor’s Green Recovery keeps us waiting

Over the past few months, headlines have been both calling for and anticipating the Chancellor would commit to a green recovery from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. To the delight of environmental campaigners, both Prime Minister Boris…

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Furlough scheme extended by one month

The necessary lockdown of the UK economy has jeopardised the survival of many British businesses. In order to save millions of jobs, Rishi Sunak announced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March. The scheme has opened for applications today…

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