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Winding up petitions post 30 September 2021: what you need to know

21 Sep 2021
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, temporary provisions were put in place under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. New temporary provisions being introduced by the UK government that are designed to provide continued support to viable businesses whilst allowing a return to the normal order of things as regards the winding up process (temporarily with carveouts).

Power from coal: is this the new normal?

08 Sep 2021
Yesterday's trending news story about the GB electricity system operator bringing a coal-fired power station into service has really sparked discussion around 2050 targets. We are in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, yet yesterday we also saw an inquiry start into a new coal mine in Cumbria. The idea that the UK using a coal-fired plant being newsworthy is in itself interesting, given that in Q1 2006 40% of all our electricity was generated using coal plants and that as recently as 2016 the figure for the whole year was reduced to 9%.