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Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech in May set out the major legislative programme for the coming 5 years. Relevant bills included: The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill – this would protect charities from abuse strengthening the Charity Commission’s ability to act …

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Carrier bag charges in Wales

  The Welsh Government Environment and Sustainability Committee have opened a consultation into the general principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill announced on 6 May. The consultation considers carrier bag charges and the collection and disposal of waste. Responses should …

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Carrier bag funds – Scotland

The Scottish Government has released early details of the funds raised by Scottish retailers through the 5p carrier bag charge, introduced over six months ago. According to early figures, more than £1 million has been raised for environmental causes. The …

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Environment (Wales) Bill

The Welsh Government has introduced the Environment (Wales) Bill. The Bill contains provisions for the following: Requiring the Welsh Government to set legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 Introducing a carrier bag …

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