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Welcome to Briefings. Here you can find briefings written by Workplace Law consultants and industry experts pertaining to the area of the environment.

Briefings provide in-depth research into specific subjects and major topics such as the CRC energy efficiency scheme and environmental management systems to help you gain a better understanding of the main issues.

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We are continually updating this section to cover all major topics of most use to you in your workplace; however, if there is anything not currently covered then please get in touch with your suggestions.

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PF2: Plus ça change ...a new approach to public private partnerships? A consideration of HM Treasury’s “Standardisation of PF2 Guidance”
26 Apr 2013 2:27PM

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) has always been subject to criticism, but is now something of a pariah. Once New Labour’s preferred procurement technique for capital infrastructure, PFI ...

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Simply better results: The business case for a design and build approach to projects
6 Mar 2012 11:50AM

In his book Outliers, the author Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly demonstrates that to achieve a significant measure of success in any field requires about 10,000 hours of practice. Well, at Claremont ...

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Environmental civil sanctions: the enforcement powers of the Environment Agency
3 Jan 2011 3:11PM

Criminal law has not always allowed flexibility in enforcement of environmental legislation. In some instances, regulators have been forced to choose between issuing warning letters and cautions at...

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CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: formerly known as The Carbon Reduction Commitment
1 Nov 2010 12:24PM

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) is the UK's mandatory climate change and energy saving scheme, which aims to improve energy efficiency and red...

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