By

Sam Julyan
Driving is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. But with the forthcoming ban in 2030 on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, it has brought the mass adoption of electric vehicles into even sharper focus, as the UK aims to be the leader in terms of decarbonising its transport...
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With less than 100 days until the COP26 Climate Change Conference, the green ambitions of the UK and how carbon emission reduction targets can be achieved remains under the spotlight. Now, the devastating report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that time is running out to avert a climate crisis, providing...
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We’re delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for this year’s BusinessGreen Leaders Awards for Consultancy of the Year. The awards shine a light on the UK’s leading green businesses, with entries judged rigorously by a panel of sustainability professionals and leaders. This year there were more than 300 entries, with judges saying that the strength...
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Given its impacts across every aspect of UK life, the sector will no doubt be analysing the repercussions of the Government’s announcement that Covid restrictions will largely be lifted in England on 19 July. Much has been written on the interplay between Covid, sustainability and future green business. Hastening financial products that ramp sustainability growth...
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The big talking point recently has been the G7 Conference. Ahead of the gathering of the world’s seven most advanced economic nations, the UK, as presidents of the group in 2021, has been pushing for greater progress in ensuring financial markets support lower greenhouse gas emissions. When Chancellor Rishi Sunak met with finance ministers and...
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In 2021 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced the introduction of temporarily increased tax reliefs for the purchase of qualifying assets with the aim of stimulating business investment and promoting economic growth and recovery. We’ve created a quick guide to help you understand the new super-deduction tax. What is the super-deduction tax? From 1 April 2021...
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Growing push for Net Zero finance This month green investments are hitting the headlines. The Guardian is reporting that pension funds must set a target of Net Zero emissions for their investments if the UK is to meet its climate goals, influential figures in climate activism have urged. The UK pensions sector accounts for about...
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Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has been appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance (after his term ends on 31 January). Meanwhile European Central Bank President Lagarde is pushing for climate change to be part of a strategic review of its purpose. A need for public spending to assist...
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As the General Election campaign gets under way, three main parties revealed their manifestos last week. All of them promise a lot more public investment, especially Labour which intends to almost double the current level. Whoever wins, the economy can look forward to greater support from government spending. Ready, steady, spend!  This week saw the...
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Both Germany and the UK escaped recession, figures last week showed. But both have reason to be concerned about their near-term outlook. UK election campaigning suggests either a (i) large or (ii) enormous dollop of government spending is coming. Germany could do with either. Lost mojo. No recession for the UK. Not yet anyway. After...
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