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The CRC Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions and improve energy efficiency in large non-energy-intensive public and private sector organisations. Organisations that qualify for the CRC Scheme have to purchase allowances for every tonne of carbon dioxide they emit.
The CRC Scheme is divided into two phases. Each phase contains a series of annual compliance years. There is a qualification year before the start of each phase, which enables organisations to determine whether they need to participate in that phase of the CRC Scheme.
The first phase of the CRC Scheme (the 'Introductory Phase (Phase 1)') ran from April 2010 to March 2014 and contained different requirements to subsequent phases in the CRC Scheme. The current and final phase of the CRC Scheme runs from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019 and, confusingly, was officially named as the Initial Phase. For the sake of clarity, we refer to this phase as the 'Initial Phase (Phase 2)'.
The CRC Scheme was introduced using enabling powers from Part 3 of the Climate Change Act 2008 (CCA 2008) and the primary details of the CRC Scheme were found in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010, SI 2010/768 (2010 Order), which sets out the requirements for the Introductory Phase (Phase
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British Property Federation and are free to use. The CPSEs include specific environmental enquiries at enquiry 15 and there are several
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
This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as to identity and mistake as to the document signed (non est factum). It also considers the impact of each of these types of mistake on the contract and
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