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Environment weekly highlights—12 March 2020

Published on: 12 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—12 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Spring Budget 2020
  • Spring Budget 2020—Chancellor sets out new funding and levies to support UK transition to net zero
  • Spring Budget 2020—Plastic packaging tax to be introduced in April 2022
  • Spring Budget 2020—Government to maintain Carbon Emissions Tax
  • Spring Budget 2020—Transport taxes
  • Spring Budget 2020—key energy announcements
  • The Budget 2020—infrastructure, housebuilding and planning announcements
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Environment weekly highlights includes environmental announcements made in the Spring Budget 2020, the launch by the European Commission of both the European Climate Law, which outlines the EU’s pledge to become climate neutral by 2050, and a public consultation on the upcoming European Climate Pact and the adoption by the Commission of a new Circular Economy Action Plan. We also include analysis of the decision in Kenyon v SHCLG, in which the Court of Appeal dismissed a local resident’s appeal, finding that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government had been entitled to find that the development of 150 houses on a recreation ground did not require environmental impact assessment and analysis of the decision in EA v JJCEG Ltd, in which the Administrative Court rejected an appeal where it was argued that any economic gain derived as a consequence of the offending had to be ‘retained’ by the offender in order to be included in the overall fine under step five of the sentencing guidelines for environmental offences. We also cover publication by the Financial Conduct Authority of consultation paper CP20/3, Proposals to enhance climate-related disclosures by listed issuers and clarification of existing disclosure obligations, a digest of the First Tier tribunal decision in Lovie v Revenue and Customs Commissioners, details of the new European industrial strategy released by the European Commission and publication by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs of a framework document setting out how they will work with the Water Services Regulation Authority on the regulation of the water and sewerage sectors in England. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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