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The Department for Transport has launched another funding competition under its ZEBRA zero emission bus programme. You are invited to join Freeths and WSP at this free webinar to learn more about ZEBRA and lessons learnt from the first phase of ZEBRA funding. This webinar is ideal if you work for a local authority, bus […]

With some key differences to the eligibility criteria from the previous round, local authorities and bus operators will want to understand how the Department for Transport (DfT) expects to see this further opportunity to invest in zero emission buses work in practice. As before, the process involves a funding competition – with preference given to […]

The Home Office have carried out a week-long crackdown on delivery drivers working illegally in Greater London. Following an increase in immigration offences in the London gig economy, the Home Office has increased efforts to combat illegal working by carrying out intelligence-led enforcement actions against businesses. Over 60 arrests have been made to date, including […]

In the second of our webinars looking at the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, we take a closer look at hydrogen’s potential in the transport sector.   Date: Tuesday 18th October Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Location: Zoom In 2021, the transport sector accounted for around 30% of all UK carbon emissions, so it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leading national law firm Freeths LLP has bolstered its insurance offering with the appointment of Dispute Resolution Partner, Nick Sutton in London. He joins from Fletcher Day and previously spent over 10 years at DWF. With almost 15 years’ experience, Nick specialises in legal risk management, dispute resolution, commercial litigation and arbitration in insurance law. Over […]

Consumers are increasingly eco-conscious and value transparency when buying sustainable products and services. Customers are likely to be swayed by green credentials, however, it is often not clear to consumers whether brands can really substantiate their claims, or whether they are guilty of “greenwashing”. The term “greenwashing” refers to the marketing spin presented by a […]

Introduction Following our recent article on the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament, in this article we examine the Climate Change Committee Report findings in relation to the rail industry. What is particularly striking is that references in the report to the rail sector are relatively sparse, when compared with other transport […]

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