The UK has faced one of the most disrupted trading years since World War II, but as always, the UK rebuilds. We’re supporting our clients across all sectors to tackle the challenges of today, with an eye on the future, helping businesses to plan and rebuild.
Our Freeports business sentiment report shows that opinions are positive. Leaders can see the potential that Freeports offer, but raise concerns over skills shortages and the need for more clarity and collaboration to drive success.
Womble Bond Dickinson has grown its private wealth team with a number of new appointments across the firm's UK offices. Five new lawyers and wealth professionals have joined the team in the past couple of months.
With the publication of the Energy White Paper in December 2020, the Government announced that a review of the energy NPS would "start immediately". This briefing provides an overview of some of the key proposed revisions to the overarching EN-1 and refers to only a number of key revisions in the other draft NPSs.
An increase to dividend tax rates has been proposed. These plans were voted through the House of Commons on Wednesday night and are set to be implemented from the start of the 2022/2023 tax year (6 April 2022).
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%.
WBD was re-appointed for a period of three years to provide legal services to both Historic England and English Heritage. This includes advice on property, planning, commercial, procurement, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, construction, charity and judicial review matters.
With the carbon capture (CCUS) Track-1 cluster announcement due in October, there is a growing sense of anticipation in the green energy industry. Richard Cockburn, head of energy, explains the latest state of play for CCUS in the UK and looks at what’s coming next.