All Insights https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Sun, 23 Jun 2024 00:26:03 +0100 Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:16:13 +0100 UK general election 2024: what will a new government mean for business growth? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-general-election-2024-what-will-new-government-mean-business-growth &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_005.jpg?VersionId=eUg7C.nDVdqUFYqB5yhiCikQBCuRMpE8' /><br /><p><strong>We explore the policies for growth of the two main UK political parties fighting to form the next government, and how they will impact business</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:16:13 +0100 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook May 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-May-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><br /><p><strong>Environmental Crime Directive published in Official Journal | UK Forest Risk Commodities scheme on the back burner | CSDDD receives final votes</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 31 May 2024 10:09:13 +0100 All Insights Italy tightens the rules on PV plants with the new Agricoltura decree-law https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/italy-tightens-rules-pv-plants-new-agricoltura-decree-law &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/09/10/energy2.jpg?VersionId=jGBwKqQ29zeZ3ANCRA0g2CbBxxZfuUnS' /><br /><h5>The installation of photovoltaic plants with ground-mounted modules is not permitted in areas qualified as 'agricultural' by zoning plans, with certain exceptions</h5>]]&gt; Fri, 17 May 2024 13:41:01 +0100 All Insights UK FCA confirms final guidance to accompany anti-greenwashing rule https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-fca-confirms-final-guidance-accompany-anti-greenwashing-rule &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_021.jpg?VersionId=5Lu7pmVl_2gOk3GcH1hqszF1iQmJR7U4' /><br /><p><strong>Firms should review all communications that refer to the sustainability characteristics of products and services</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 26 Apr 2024 12:10:03 +0100 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-April-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><br /><p><strong>European Parliament adopts new certification framework for carbon removals | European Parliament adopts position on soil monitoring directive | EU Environmental Crime Directive receives formal approval</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 23 Apr 2024 10:09:13 +0100 All Insights Smart Power | UK energy market strategy in 2025, repowering and ethical supply chains https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/smart-power-uk-energy-market-strategy-2025-repowering-and-ethical-supply-chains &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/09/10/energy2.jpg?VersionId=jGBwKqQ29zeZ3ANCRA0g2CbBxxZfuUnS' /><br /><p><strong>Welcome to the latest edition of Smart Power, Osborne Clarke's specialist service for asset managers within the green energy sector.</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:09:07 +0100 All Insights What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-natural-capital-and-what-does-it-mean-investors-and-lenders-uk-and-europe &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_007.jpg?VersionId=JitxlEuEDLOx1dIqtPae9pi.IKQ5vsuk' /><br /><p><strong>While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be merit in complying early</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 12 Apr 2024 14:48:37 +0100 All Insights UK competition regulator issues fresh guidance on green collaborations for sustainability https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-competition-regulator-issues-fresh-guidance-green-collaborations-sustainability &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/EU_-offshore_wind_farm.jpg?VersionId=GDsRp57WG0drtsS8J85CMbnzb07cx_Zu' /><br /><p><strong>CMA charts way for businesses to navigate sustainability concerns in supply chains while maintaining competition</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:50:02 +0100 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/06/14/ESG_environment_spaced.png?VersionId=JPZx4xUClqFQbr4waFSjPwe4MNL2OFBS' /><br /><p><strong>BNG requirements for small sites come into effect from April 2024 | Extended producer responsibility for packaging waste: reporting changes coming into force 1 April 2024 | CSDD gets through vote from Council of the EU</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Government publishes second consultation on electricity market arrangements in Great Britain https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/government-publishes-second-consultation-electricity-market-arrangements-great-britain &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>Direction of market reform becomes clear as focus of consultation narrows to four key challenges</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 18 Mar 2024 10:48:44 +0000 All Insights Spring Budget 2024: Unprecedented boost for UK offshore wind sector? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spring-budget-2024-unprecedented-boost-uk-offshore-wind-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/22/E%26U_solar_power.jpg?VersionId=9mtKccLYvGP6VqKq8zwG3T7BFCfixYps' /><br /><p><strong>Chancellor confirms the total subsidy as the CfD AR6 budget is announced</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 08 Mar 2024 15:09:54 +0000 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook February 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-February-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><br /><p><strong>Understanding the biodiversity net gain regime | Enforcement against polluting water companies to ramp up | Consultation on increase charges for water discharges&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Spring Budget 2024: what business tax measures can the UK expect? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spring-budget-2024-what-business-tax-measures-can-uk-expect &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/GEN_press_interview.jpg?VersionId=uVzPPx7bLPqgF7UJVdvNRYOiiuiYfld1' /><br /><p><strong>Tax cuts are expected in the chancellor's statement on 6 March – but they may be limited</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:07:08 +0000 All Insights What do businesses need to understand about the UK biodiversity net gain regime? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-do-businesses-need-understand-about-uk-biodiversity-net-gain-regime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_021.jpg?VersionId=5Lu7pmVl_2gOk3GcH1hqszF1iQmJR7U4' /><br /><p><strong>Businesses should prepare as the mandatory regime goes live on 12 February 2024</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 02 Feb 2024 15:16:22 +0000 All Insights What legal developments can businesses in the UK expect in 2024? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-legal-developments-can-businesses-uk-expect-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_012.jpg?VersionId=DOPO7JT0G9CbAApZAM_JwAFZt.YjKolj' /><br /><p><strong>Our Knowledge Team looks at what lies ahead for business law&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 12 Jan 2024 10:53:50 +0000 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook January 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-January-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><br /><p><strong>Government delays mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain to January 2024 and publishes first statutory instruments | Government launches consultation on the proposed rules to govern carbon capture transportation and storage networks | UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Products | UK Regulatory Outlook January 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/regulatory-outlook-January-2024-products &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Products-insight.png?VersionId=.Y9jnCGyYGzehes8sm0E3Ar8KTi8Ad77' /><br /><p><strong>General Product Safety Regulation comes into effect | Right to repair – what's next in 2024? | UK's new International Recognition Procedure goes live</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Development of the transmission grid https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/development-transmission-grid &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/E%26U_electricity_pylons.jpg?VersionId=hDjnDIfD8otVvGYeKaKSQmzTDfWh3ptI' /><br /><p><strong>The deadlines for making allegations on the proposed modification of specific aspects of the current plan and for submitting proposals for the development of the electricity transmission grid in the 2025-2030 timeframe are now open.</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 02 Jan 2024 15:02:42 +0000 All Insights Administrative procedures for the construction and operation of biomethane projects https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/administrative-procedures-construction-and-operation-biomethane-projects <p><strong>The production of biomethane has become increasingly important for the energy transition and the reduction of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Given the recent interest and increased momentum in this type of project, in this article we outline some of the main permits and administrative procedures required for the construction and operation of a biomethane plant, as well as for the distribution of the gas generated and its connection to the gas grid.</strong></p> Tue, 02 Jan 2024 12:07:44 +0000 All Insights New UK advertising guidance as ASA proposes to actively investigate green disposal claims in 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/new-uk-advertising-guidance-asa-proposes-actively-investigate-green-disposal-claims-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/E%26U_electricity_pylons.jpg?VersionId=hDjnDIfD8otVvGYeKaKSQmzTDfWh3ptI' /><br /><p><strong>Research by the ASA gives insight into consumer beliefs about the veracity of claims and understanding of terms used</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 21 Dec 2023 13:52:11 +0000 All Insights UK competition regulator issues first informal guidance on sustainability collaborations https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-competition-regulator-issues-first-informal-guidance-sustainability-collaborations &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_106.jpg?VersionId=CI4xTJqwIU6hskopB1zlzUJArYaUyiEm' /><br /><p><strong>Open-door policy can provide businesses with competition law certainty on proposed green agreements</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 19 Dec 2023 09:27:18 +0000 All Insights How to avoid greenwashing risk in the European real estate sector https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/how-avoid-greenwashing-risk-european-real-estate-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_003.jpg?VersionId=roBhYGveISHorh3SvH4DSPoRdhCL.IoF' /><br /><p><strong>As sustainability becomes an integral part of developing and managing property, the possibility of a claim of greenwashing is now an important risk to manage</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 18 Dec 2023 15:26:25 +0000 All Insights UK Crown Estate publishes plans for fifth round of offshore wind leasing https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-crown-estate-publishes-plans-fifth-round-offshore-wind-leasing &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_106.jpg?VersionId=CI4xTJqwIU6hskopB1zlzUJArYaUyiEm' /><br /><p><strong>Celtic Sea leasing round will start in February 2024 and will have some important differences to previous competitions</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 15 Dec 2023 16:00:43 +0000 All Insights Green aviation claims fail to land with UK regulator https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/green-aviation-claims-fail-land-uk-regulator &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_093.jpg?VersionId=IEriChKNZHM4dIRpS2yCXU2tvWRVOMF8' /><br /><p><strong>Advertising regulator finds against airline sustainability claims, while further CMA scrutiny of greenwashing is anticipated</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 15 Dec 2023 09:47:48 +0000 All Insights How UK and EU regulators plan to hold financial service providers accountable for greenwashing https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/how-uk-and-eu-regulators-plan-hold-financial-service-providers-accountable-greenwashing &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>What can providers do to mitigate the risk of accusations of greenwashing as regulatory focus on ESG-related claims tightens?</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 12 Dec 2023 09:36:56 +0000 All Insights