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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation, UK
March 8, 2023

Female participation in UK finance more than 30% down since 1997

New report highlights women's persistent challenges in reaching senior positions and mirrors the findings of similar research across Europe. Analysis from the London Stock Exchange...
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Industrials, UK
March 7, 2023

UK CBAM could lift domestic industry steel orders by £500mn, says campaign group

A carbon border adjustment mechanism could help to increase demand for UK-produced steel, according to research by campaigner CleanTrade. Construction industry orders of UK-made steel...
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Energy, UK
March 2, 2023

UK climate minister slammed for backing new oil and gas licences

Minister for energy security and net zero tells Conservative meeting that granting new fossil fuel licences is not against the UK’s net zero commitments, and...
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UK
March 2, 2023

UK competition watchdog likely to accept sustainability agreements following guidance

The Competition and Markets Authority has published its guidelines on collaborative sustainability deals between companies, and opened it up to consultation. The UK’s Competition and...
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Chinese factory workers
Financials, UK
March 1, 2023

UK government launches social task force for pensions industry

The task force will look to identify reliable data sources to help schemes navigate “social risks and opportunities”. A new task force has been set...
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UK
February 27, 2023

Explainer: Where does the UK stand with its taxonomy?

The British government is biding its time over legislating for its green taxonomy. The UK taxonomy, which will aim at defining environmentally sustainable investments through...
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Financials, UK
February 27, 2023

UK pensions regulator threatens fines in clampdown on schemes’ ESG disclosures

The Pensions Regulator is increasing its scrutiny of pension schemes’ compliance with ESG disclosure rules. Pension schemes will be contacted by The Pensions Regulator to confirm that the watchdog is...
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Financials, UK
February 22, 2023

UK parliament weighs adding climate assessment to banking regulator’s duties

The Prudential Regulation Authority would be asked to consider the impact of climate change on financial stability, and review institutions’ exposure to fossil fuels, under tabled amendments to the Financial...
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