The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.
For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
The Floods and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/558 effective from Implementation Period completion date, make amendments to legislation in the fields of floods and water. Part 2 amends primary legislation, Part 3 amends secondary legislation and Part 4 amends and revokes certain EU Decisions. In particular, Part 3 introduces a new reporting requirement into the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 and also into the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015, SI 2015/668. These new regulations also outline objectives against which the SoS must review the overall position of derogations granted under the Nitrate Pollution Preventions Regulations 2015. See below for more details.
The Nitrates Directive requires controls on nitrates in farming. It aims to reduce water pollution from agricultural nitrates and prevent further pollution. It requires Member States to establish action programmes containing rules that apply in nitrate vulnerable zones (NVZs). Every four years, they must review both the areas that need
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Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009) is a specific corporation tax regime that applies exclusively to the gains and losses of intangible fixed assets. Note, however, that certain intangible fixed assets are excluded from the regime, see Practice Note: Excluded intangible fixed
This Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects enforcing a contract against a third party and what happens when, notwithstanding the lack of privity, a contract has an indirect effect on a third
Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
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