Rishi Sunak becomes the latest UK prime minister

Rishi Sunak becomes the latest UK prime minister
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Rishi Sunak is set to become the UK's fifth prime minister in six years following the latest Conservative Party leadership contest. Rishi Sunak is a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and will be the first British-Asian prime minister in UK history. He stood for leadership earlier this year, however, lost...
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Liz Truss, lettuce, and our troubled political economy
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Yesterday, the current government’s continuing melodrama entered a new chapter as Liz Truss resigned after just 45 days as prime minister. Truss’ resignation makes her the shortest serving prime minister in UK history, overtaking George Canning who died of pneumonia just 119 days into office. It also means we are...
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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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The Building Safety Act: what do you need to know?
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After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It is intended to “create lasting generational change” to the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK following the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, while protecting the rights of leaseholders....
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Updating members of countries becoming at risk: Ukraine
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On December 9, 2020, the EU Commission issued a joint-enforcement position on Ukraine with the following conclusion: Conclusions of the Competent Authorities for the implementation of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) on the application of Articles 4(2) and 6 of the EUTR to timber imports from Ukraine stating that Sourcing timber and...
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FLEGT-Licensed Indonesian timber products in the UK
FLEGT-Licensed Indonesian timber products in the UK
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Timber Development took part in a roundtable discussion on FLEGT-licensed Indonesian timber products in the UK on the 29th of March 2022 with the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, Ireland and International Maritime Organisation, a small group of UK industry representatives, Indonesian trade associations and Indonesian Ministries.
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