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August 2020 Legal Updates

Green Element Legal Updates

August 2020 Legal Updates​This month’s legislation amendments:The Waste (Prescribed Enactments (Wales) Regulations 2020​A number of instruments to enact changes found in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The changes are detailed in section 57(6) of the act. The Scottish Landfill Tax (Standard Rate and Lower Rate) (No. 2) Order 2020Amendments have been made the Landfill Tax (Scotland) Act …

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July 2020 Legal Updates

Green Element Legal Updates

July 2020 Legal Updates​This month’s legislation amendments:The Energy Efficiency (Building Renovation and Reporting) (Amendment) Regulations 2020Changes have been made to Energy Efficiency (Building Renovation and Reporting) Regulations 2014 (Code: ECC14). The changes provide additional information regarding the following areas:Long term renovation strategyFinancial measure for energy efficiency improvementsThe Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations …

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June 2020 Legal Updates

Green Element Legal Updates

June 2020 Legal Updates : This month’s legislation amendments The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2020 This legislation has altered slightly with reference to conforming to statements regarding the replacement of information. The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Changes regarding the new EU …

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March 2020 Legal Updates

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

March 2020 Legal Updates : This month’s most legislation amendments The Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2018) Regulations   These regulations affect the carbon accounting system which is used to monitor compliance with greenhouse gas emission reduction targets outlined in the Climate Change Act 2008. As laid out by the 2009 Carbon Accounting Regulations for the first …

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February 2020 Legal Update

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

This month’s most legislation amendments:  The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020   New rates of Landfill Disposal Tax for Wales will come into effect on the 1st of April 2020. The new rates are: Standard rate (non-inert waste): £94.15 per tonne; Lower rate (inert waste): £3.00 per tonne; Unauthorised disposals rate: £141.20 …

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January 2020 Legal Update

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

This month’s most legislation amendments:  The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.)(Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019   Only the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 was affected. New requirements were introduced in relation to the ‘Contravention of Invasive Alien Species Regulation’ only affecting Scotland. The new requirements clearly specify what is an offence and the key relevant definitions, permits or licenses …

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December 2019 Legal Update

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

This month’s most legislation amendments:  The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2019 Small amendments have been suggested to some of the definitions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 relating to Scotland. The changes affect waste on land and the power of Secretary of State to require waste to be accepted, treated, disposed of …

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September 2019 Legal Update

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

This month’s most legislation amendments:  The Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019  The target has changed for the UK from 80% reduction to 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019 The main regulations have been …

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August 2019 Legal Update

Legal Updates Environmental Legislation

This month’s most legislation amendments are in reference to the UK leaving the EU: The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017 (Reliefs) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 Changes have been made regarding; mines and open cast quarries being filled and landfill now being referred to as taxable disposals. The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. …

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