Related insights: Energy and Natural Resources

Government proposes changes to MEES to help implement EPC band B by 2030

19 Apr 2021
Buildings are responsible for around 31% of carbon emissions in the UK. Reducing their energy consumption is therefore one of the major challenges in the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Last month the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued two consultations concerning the energy efficiency of non-domestic property. Here we bring you up to date on the latest proposals relating to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

WBD advises The NWH Group on latest acquisition

15 Mar 2021
WBD has advised Midlothian-based The NWH Group, a waste management company serving the whole of Scotland and Newcastle, on its acquisition of the business and assets of J&J Stanley Recycling, located in Tyne And Wear. The deal, secured through a pre-pack transaction, also involved a team from specialist business advisory firm, FRP.

Government policy paper 'Build Back Better' published alongside Budget documents

03 Mar 2021
At the Spending Review 2020 and in the National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS) the UK Government already announced a record amount of capital and infrastructure investment. Published alongside the Spring Budget is the policy paper: Build Back Better: our plan for growth. This now sets out how the investment will help the economy to recover post COVID-19 and lay the foundations for long-term sustainable growth. A key component of the plan for growth is investment in "high quality infrastructure".