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.
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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.
As part of the Brexit negotiations, the UK successfully negotiated with the EU that a new subsidy scheme would be set up to replace EU State Aid rules. What will this mean in practice for businesses?
There is a growing amount of concern about government contracts awarded without competition allegedly due to the urgency of the coronavirus situation. Is this lawful?
Registers of Scotland (RoS) is increasing its fees, including the cost of registering property deeds, from Monday 5 October 2020. This means that there will be an increase in outlays incurred in a property transaction which settles on or after that date. We have set out the key price changes, as well as examples of what they mean in practice.