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News, Articles & Events: September 2022

The notion that “everyone has the right to safe, decent, affordable housing” has been recognised as a human right since 1948, but it is hard to believe that the UK still lacks genuinely affordable homes that are energy efficient, truly affordable to run, and easy to maintain. For me personally, this is one of the […]

The Government’s target is to reach net zero aviation by 2050. The challenge is that, as it stands, aviation is expected to become one of the largest carbon emitting sectors by this date. The Jet Zero initiative aims to break the link between increased demand for air travel and rising global temperatures. How will Jet […]

Given the environmental crisis that our planet is facing, there is huge political and consumer pressure on all businesses to ensure their operations are as sustainable as possible. Whether in manufacturing, packaging, or transport – this is an issue that affects every step of the supply chain. Consumers want to buy “green” products, but regulators […]

National leading law firm Freeths has expanded its highly successful commercial offering with the appointment of Consultant Roger Gough. He joins from DLA Piper. With more than 25 years’ experience, Roger advises clients regionally, nationally and internationally on commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services with particular expertise in trading and supply agreements […]

For those planning their next adventure, the main questions are ‘where do we want to go?’ and ‘how do we get there?’. The annual celebration of World Tourism Day (WTD) has once again arrived, and since its inception in 1980, its importance has arguably never been more acute, with one in ten people estimated to […]

In the fourth instalment of our series examining the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament, we examine the findings relating to electric vehicles (“EVs”), EV charging infrastructure (“EVCI”), zero-emissions, and buses. See the CCC’s progress report here. See our previous articles on the CCC’s report: “Actions speak louder than words”: reviewing the […]

Britain’s economy is now in recession according to the Bank of England, with a reported 0.1% drop in domestic gross product in the three months to June. It predicts a further 0.1% decline in the third quarter too. Whilst many businesses are already feeling the impact of higher energy costs and supply chain shortages, with […]

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