Scotland news analysis
Scotland news analysis

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News analysis 2021

This table contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments that has been published within various practice areas. For specific content relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) see the COVID-19 Tracker—Scotland.

DateNews analysisBrief description of news analysis
24 February 2021UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021—a new framework for environmental governance in ScotlandEnvironment analysis: Colin Reid of the University of Dundee discusses the framework for environmental governance in Scotland after the end of the Brexit transition period established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021. He considers the five key impacts of the legislation on environmental principles and policy, including the establishment of a new environmental watchdog for Scotland.
24 February 2021Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously LNB News 24/02/2021 12The Scottish Government has announced that the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill has been passed unanimously. The Bill will help to reduce emissions, cut fuel poverty and create 'green' jobs by 'accelerating the deployment of heat networks' by creating a new licensing system, new rights for heat network developers and operators and a new consent system. The Bill has been passed in the hope that heat networks will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 90,000 cars by 2050 and generate annual fuel savings of around £130 for

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