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  • Budget 2014

    Budget 2014

    The aviation sector was the biggest winner from the transport industry, although denouncers of potholes will likely also be pleased. The Garden City and Enterprise Zone announcements should bring...

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    Independent Light Dues Forum welcomes UK government’s positive light dues gesture

    In reaction to the UK Government confirming a reduction in the light dues rate, Lars Axelsson...

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    Twitter - a politically divided world?

    With millions of individuals, politicians, NGOs, stakeholders, businesses taking to Twitter everyday to express their opinion on political issues...

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    The reshuffled face of rail

    Inside the Coalition – David Cameron and Nick Clegg recently decided the fate of their ministers and Ed Miliband took the opportunity to promote fresh talent. With a host of new faces, Freshwater UK’s...

  • Energy

    The UK energy landscape

    As we head closer to the election, the cost of living is firmly at the centre of the political debate. A hiatus has been created by the Labour Party’s twenty month price-freeze promise combined with the Coalition’s review of...

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    Europe’s changing winds

    Europe’s changing winds A storm of suspicion and hostility is set to sweep up Brussels’ maritime policy. A new willingness to challenge the centralisation of power in European bureaucracies may have significant...

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    2013 party conference diary

    The 2013 conference season has been a strange time for the maritime sector. The inaugural London International Shipping Week started things off with a bang and then the sector moved on to the political party conferences...

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    Go-ahead for Hermitage Quarry extension

    After three years passing through the planning process, the proposed extension of Hermitage Quarry can now proceed after opponents withdrew their challenge to the Secretary...


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