UK pledges greater security for oil and gas sector

The government has pledged greater security for the North Sea oil and gas industry as the Energy Bill becomes law. It has received Royal Assent after a month-long game of ping pong between the House of Lords and House of Commons, with DECC winning the battle without having to make any amendments to its proposed […]

Queen seals the deal for UK Water Act

The UK Water Act has become law after being given the seal of approval by the Queen this week. It received Royal Assent in the House of Lords, ending a two-year process, with the reform proposals initially published in July 2012. The Royal Assent is when the Queen formally agrees to make the bill into […]

UK Energy Bill passed into law

The UK Energy Bill has become law after being given the seal of approval by the Queen today. It received the Royal Assent in the House of Lords this morning, ending a three-year process that began with a consultation on proposed changes. The Royal Assent is when the Queen formally agrees to make the bill […]

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