Repowering Onshore Wind Sites

25.07.16

In the second of our papers addressing topical issues of the day, Neil Collar and Keith Patterson discuss the key issues about repowering onshore wind farms, including impact on decarbonisation effort, and lease, grid and EIA/ consenting considerations.

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renewable energy, Repowering Onshore, Wind Sites

Constrained grid

25.07.16

Constrained grid is an issue for many new renewables developments. In the past, this meant simply waiting. However, there are now a range of emerging tools to help facilitate the connection of renewables projects affected by a congested grid, earlier than would have been possible in the past.

Download our paper exploring grid constraint which considers in detail the advantages and disadvantages for possible long term solutions.

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Constrained grid, renewable energy, project development

Brexit Q&As Guide

08.07.16

Brexit Q&As

We have produced a Brexit Q&As Guide covering the exit process and sector-specific issues including employment, citizenship/immigration, financial services, IP and data protection.

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Firmwide

CREDO - Banking and finance update - Edinburgh schools article June 16

01.06.16

The closure of 17 Edinburgh Schools this Spring, built and financed under the Private Finance Initiative which pre-dated the Scottish Government’s own NPD (non-profit distributing) model, has hit the UK headlines recently. Inevitably, the problems have been used by some to add weight to long-standing criticism of the involvement of private finance in public infrastructure projects. 

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Banking, Finance

LBTT and Leases Guide 2016

05.05.16

Is LBTT more than SDLT? When is LBTT payable on leases? This guide to LBTT and leases, compiled by the tax team at Brodies LLP, answers some of common questions about Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on transactions involving land in Scotland from 1 April 2015.

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Tax, Real Estate

Land & Buildings Transaction Tax

03.05.16

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from 1 April 2015 on transactions involving land in Scotland. The rates of LBTT are different; for residential purchases LBTT is less than SDLT on purchase prices up to £333,000 and more at higher prices. For non-residential (commercial, agricultural and mixed purchases) LBTT is less than SDLT for most purchase prices up to £2m and more above that. Download this guide for more information.

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Tax, Real Estate

Tesco and the Groceries Code Adjudicator - Lessons for retailers

19.04.16

The Groceries Code Adjudicator recently found Tesco in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The decision is the most significant development in relation to the Code, and there are important implications for retailers. You can found out more information about the decision in our tailored guide.

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Food & Drink

Tesco and Groceries Code Adjudicator - Lessons for suppliers

19.04.16

The Groceries Code Adjudicator recently found Tesco in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The decision is the most significant development in relation to the Code, which aims to protect suppliers when dealing with big supermarkets. You can found out more information about the decision and its implications in our tailored guide for suppliers.

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Food & Drink

How food and drink manufacturers can use waste as a resource

05.04.16

Can your business save money by treating food waste in a different way? As a food and drink manufacturer, your waste is often collected, taken off-site and, depending on the nature of the waste, sent to landfill – all at a cost to you, as waste producer. This short guide explains why your waste doesn't need to be wasted.

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renewables, Food & Drink

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

19.01.16

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from 1 April 2015 on transactions involving land in Scotland. The rates of LBTT are different; for residential purchases LBTT is less than SDLT on purchase prices up to £333,000 and more at higher prices. For non-residential (commercial, agricultural and mixed purchases) LBTT is less than SDLT for most purchase prices up to £2m and more above that. Download this guide for more information.

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Tax, Real Estate