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October 2021 Legal Updates

14 October 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021(LCM Code ECC25) Part 2 of the Regulations amend the retained version of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 regarding the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Part 3 of the Regulations sets to amend two Commission Implementing Regulations made under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. […]

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June 2021 Legal Updates

9 July 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

Section 42 of the Finance Act 1996 Amendments (Landfill Tax) The amendment to the Section 42 implements new rates covering the disposal of waste to landfill. Material sent to landfill Rates from April 1st 2020 Rates from April 1st 2021 Standard Rated £94.15 per tonne £96.70 per tonne Lower Rated £3.00 per tonne £3.10 per […]

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April 2021 Legal Updates

7 April 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month the following pieces of legislation have been changed or altered: The Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The regulations covered here relate to the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions associated with Wales, and require Welsh Ministers to meet certain reduction targets. Section 29 stipulates that Welsh net emissions must be at […]

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March 2021 Legal Updates

9 March 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month the following pieces of legislation have been changed or altered: The Official Controls and Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) Regulations 2021 Changes have been made to this instrument to ensure the phased plant health import control regime to assist businesses after the end of the EU Exit Transition Period, while also helping to protect biodiversity […]

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February 2021 Legal Updates

5 February 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month the following pieces of legislation have been changed or altered: The Organic Control (Amendment) Regulations 2021Changes have been made to retained EU legislation to extend the date of current arrangements in place for physical inspections and sampling due to Covid-19. The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) […]

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January 2021 Legal Updates

7 January 2021  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month the following pieces of legislation have been changed or altered: The Invasive Non-native Species (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2020. Formerly known as The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 This has been changed to prevent the introduction of invasive species. The Hazardous Substances and Packaging (Legislative Functions and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations […]

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December 2020 Legal Updates

8 December 2020  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month a couple of legislative changes are being observed. The first is regarding The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Withdrawal Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. This piece of law has been altered so that when the UK leaves the EU the trading system remains in place. This is applicable to those who generate electricity. […]

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November 2020 Legal Updates

10 November 2020  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

There are just two legal updates featured this month on the blog.  The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Directives) (Offshore) Order 2020 which came into force on 22 October 2020. This order designates a number of EU directives to the Schedule (1) of the Pollution Prevention Control Act 1999. The directives designated relate to regulating, […]

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October 2020 Legal Updates

23 October 2020  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month there have been changes again to waste regulation. Due to COVID-19 there have been temporary waste regulation changes announced by the Environment agency (EA), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) which are some of the regulatory bodies for the UK. Find out what each regulatory body has to say […]

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September 2020 Legal Updates

16 September 2020  |  Legal Updates  |  Green Element

This month there has been waste regulation changes made by the Environment agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales due to constraints caused by COVID. These changes are related to waste documentation. The amendments will ensure paperwork can be completely timely and safely. For example, signatures can now be electronic and Waste Transfer […]

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