Parties often get so caught up in the excitement of entering into contractual relations with each other, that little consideration (or none) is given to the desired mechanisms to be used for when things go wrong or how they will otherwise exit from the arrangements. He we look at the importance of getting contracts right from the start.
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On the 30th of June 2021 it was announced that a new Subsidy Control Bill had been introduced in the UK Parliament. This comes after a period of consultation undertaken by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the proposals for a new subsidy control framework.
The development of a new £9 million life sciences centre located on the Inverness UHI campus is yet another boost to the life sciences sector in the Highlands and Islands, and signals the significant potential for the area to become a hub for the development of life sciences.
Glasgow declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the Council's climate emergency working group made over 60 recommendations as to how Glasgow could reduce carbon emissions and realise its ambition of becoming a net zero city by 2030. This article looks at some of the key recommendations, which could see the city - which is due to host COP26 in November 2021 - become an exemplar for carbon neutrality.
Public bodies and local authorities have a key role to play in the battle against climate change; not only in complying with legal obligations to reduce their own carbon emissions but by actively encouraging their partners, suppliers and stakeholders to do the same. Well designed and implemented procurement processes underpinned by the sustainable procurement principles and, where possible, circular procurement principles, are a powerful tool through which the public sector can influence behaviour and contribute to achieving Scotland's net zero ambition.