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News, Articles & Events: July 2021

What are Vehicle-to-X (V2X) Technologies? The “X” stands for everything; the term V2X was created as a catch-all to cover a broad range of technologies operating on the consumer’s side of the electricity meter (known as “behind the meter”) which allow an electric vehicle (EV) user to manage or deploy the storage capacity of their […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Consultation – A recap and recent developments From 15 July 2019 to 7 October 2019 the Department for Transport and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) ran a joint consultation on proposals to alter existing residential and non-residential building regulations to include provisions for electric vehicles (EV) chargepoints and associated infrastructure. As […]

This article will be of interest to ecological consultants who work closely with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). On 20 July 2021, the government issued the new NPPF which includes a couple of changes to the chapter of the NPPF entitled “Conserving and enhancing the natural environment.” The NPPF contains the government’s planning policies […]

Join our our Public Sector Team, Nathan Holden, Jackie Heeds and Clive Pearce for our ‘Funding a Better Future’ series round up and live Q&A webinar. The team will round up this mini-series by summarising the key learnings and answering some of your questions from the episodes so far. They will also be offering some […]

Freeths has provided legal advice to Gym King, one of the UK’s fastest growing lifestyle performance brands on a multi-million-pound investment from FTSE 100 listed JD Sports. The investment sees JD take a significant minority stake in the business. This strategic partnership is designed to fast track growth and international expansion, specifically into the USA, […]

Join Toby Pochron and Lee Williams from the Freeths Sheffield Employment Team, for their next HR Matters webinar exploring some of the issues faced by employers when it comes to offering settlement agreements and providing useful advice on how to mitigate the legal risks. The topics being discussed will include: What is a settlement agreement? Settlement agreements […]

With confirmation that a number of COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from today, Monday 19 July, here are the key changes employers need to be aware of.   Vaccination – The Government has issued guidance to employers about supporting the vaccination programme together with a COVID-19 vaccination toolkit with materials for employers to use. This […]

Whether we like it or not, more and more of the interactions and exchanges we have with family, friends and colleagues take place via social media. Many of us have social media accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and over time, as we upload, post, Tweet, share, like and comment, we accumulate a large […]

Climate change presents both risks and opportunities for your business. Reporting on these climate-related risks and opportunities will become a legal requirement for most companies from 2022 (i.e. next year) and those organisations must prepare themselves to make disclosures following the recommendations of the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In this 30 minute […]

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