Investing Public Money in District Heating

Due to central government policy and funding, public authorities are increasingly supporting and investing in district heating schemes. A district heating scheme is a pipe network that allows centralised heat sources to be connected to multiple heat consumers. Frequently heat sources used for district heating are sources where heat would otherwise be wasted – e.g….

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Decision handed down in Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames and Derek Moss

Since at least the mid 1960’s, Kingston Council, along with many other local authorities throughout the Country, had been collecting payments from its social housing tenants towards the water and sewerage charges for their council homes at the same time as collecting rent from them. Since this time, both local government and the water industry…

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‘Code Red’ – Guidance for landowners on the (New) Electronic Communications Code

Were the initial anxieties of public and private sector landowners about the Electronic Communications Code justified? James Nelson, Lillee Reid-Hunt and Nicholas Grundy QC examine its impact. The fundamental provisions of the new Electronic Communications Code (“New Code”) came into force following the passing of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (“DEA17”). The New Code grants…

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