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Paying for infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy

Posted on: 27 January 2012
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This note covers the method of financing infrastructure called Community Infrastructure Levy.

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Business travel and meetings market 2012

Posted on: 27 January 2012
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CWT Perspectives, a series published by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, provides timely information and insights on the business travel and meetings market. The three-part series includes:

Global Forecast 2012: price projections for airlines, hotels, ground transportation, and meetings and events.

Business Travel Market Trends in 2012: a summary of the main trends;

Travel Management Priorities for 2012: insights into developments in the business travel and meetings markets, combined with the results of CWT’s annual survey of travel managers.

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

Posted on: 26 January 2012
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The Government has published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), the first assessment of its kind for the UK and the first in a 5 year cycle. The CCRA has reviewed the evidence for over 700 potential impacts of climate change in a UK context. Detailed analysis was undertaken for over 100 of these impacts across 11 key sectors (Agriculture; Biodiversity and ecosystem services; Built environment; Business, industry and services; Energy; Floods and coastal erosion; Forestry; Health; Marine and fisheries; Transport; Water), on the basis of their likelihood, the scale of their potential consequences and the urgency with which action may be needed to address them.

The Government has also announced a National Adaptation Programme that will prepare the UK for the effects of climate change, including the risks set out in the CCRA. People are encouraged to give their views through a new website http://engage.defra.gov.uk/nap/ on the action needed to tackle the implications of climate change where they live and work.

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The office of 2030

Posted on: 26 January 2012
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In order to broaden and open the debate within the industry, hurleypalmerflatt produced a specially made film, ‘the Office of 2030’ together with a series of films interviewing major industry figures. The films are available online, click on the white ‘media centre’ button.

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National Policy Statement for Ports

Posted on: 26 January 2012
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This National Policy Statement sets out the Government’s conclusions on the need for new port infrastructure, considering the current place of ports in the national economy, the available evidence on future demand and the options for meeting future needs. It explains to planning decision-makers the approach they should take to proposals, including the main issues which, in the Government’s view, will need to be addressed to ensure that future development is fully sustainable, as well as the weight to be given to the need for new port infrastructure and to the positive and negative impacts it may bring.

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Olympic Legacy Supplementary Planning Guidance: background studies

Posted on: 25 January 2012
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The draft Olympic Legacy Supplementary Planning Guidance (OLSPG) document was published in September 2011 for consultation. The Greater London Authority has published a number of OLSPG background studies which are available online.

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Smart regulation and economic growth: Seizing the tourism opportunity

Posted on: 25 January 2012
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This independent report from the tourism regulation taskforce sets out what the government should be doing to better encourage, enable and support businesses in the tourism sector through its Red Tape Challenge.

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Bringing empty homes back into use: Application guidance for community and voluntary groups

Posted on: 25 January 2012
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This guidance sets out the requirements, assessment criteria and timetable for applications where funding is sought from the Empty Homes Community Grants Fund by not-for-profit community and voluntary groups which do not intend to become registered providers.

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Achieving zero: Delivering future-friendly buildings

Posted on: 25 January 2012
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Oxford University’s Environment Change Institute has published a report which provides the policy framework to ensure that all energy use in all buildings in the whole UK results in zero carbon emissions by 2050. This covers 26 million homes and 2 million business (ie non-domestic) properties. The strategy builds on two sets of natural divisions at the level of an individual property: the different roles of the building owner and the building occupant; and the energy use that results from the characteristics of the building (mainly gas for space and water heating, but including electricity in fixed lighting) and the energy use that results from the behaviour of the occupant, including the use of the contents of the building (mainly electricity for appliances and equipment).

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Sustainable Building Solutions

Posted on: 24 January 2012
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A new website by the Travis Perkins Group offers technical sustainability expertise for new build and refurbishment projects. Aimed at builders and specifiers, the Sustainable Building Solutions site includes standard construction details, technical advice and recommended products and services. The site also has a technical helpline for customers, which is managed by BRE.

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