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February 2024

Standards-related Legislation

ISO 14001 & ISO 45001

  • Regulation (EU) 2024/197 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 as regards the harmonised classification and labelling of certain substances.

News

  • HSE Launches New Asbestos Campaign.
  • Safety Notice: Crush Risk from Powered Tilting Stabilisers on Lorry Loaders.

Consultations

  • Building Safety Levy.
  • Generative AI and Data Protection.
  • Street Works.
  • Train Protection System Guidance.

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January 2024

Standards-related Legislation

ISO 14001

  • Prohibition on Disposal of Food Waste to Sewer (Civil Sanctions) (Wales) Order 2023.
  • Prohibition on the Incineration, or the Deposit in Landfill, of Specified Waste (Wales) Regulations 2023.
  • Waste Separation Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2023.
  • Fly-tipping (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Order 2023.
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2023/(Scotland) Regulations 2023.

News

  • New UK levy to level carbon pricing.

Guidance

  • US Data Transfer Guidance.

Consultations

  • Employer Data Protection Draft Guidance.
  • UK Data Infrastructure Security and Resilience.

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December 2023

Standards-related Legislation

ISO 14001

  • Climate Change Agreements (Administration and Eligible Facilities) (Amendment)Regulations 2023.
  • Energy Act 2023.
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.
  • Fly-tipping (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Order 2023.
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2023/(Scotland) Regulations 2023.

ISO 45001

  • Building Safety (Description of Higher-Risk Building) (Design and ConstructionPhase) (Wales) Regulations 2023.
  • Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (NorthernIreland) 2023

News

  • Safety Alert: Radiograph Duplication and Falsification.

Consultations

  • Climate Change Agreements.

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November 2023

Standards-related Legislation

ISO 14001

  • Official Controls (Plant Health) (Prior Notification) and Phytosanitary Conditions(Amendment) Regulations 2023.

ISO 27001

  • Online Safety Act.

News

  • HSE Inspection Campaign for Users of CNC Machines.

Guidance

  • Workplace monitoring.

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October 2023

Standard-related Legislation

  • Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) (Amendment) Order 2023
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2023

News

  • Adequacy decision for personal data transfers from UK to US
  • UK Government to delay new environmental building rules

Guidance 

  • Bulk email communications
  • Reservoir safety

Consultations

  • 100% hydrogen heating

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September 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Agriculture (Wales) Act 2023
  • Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023

News

  • Invasive Potato Pest Confirmed in Kent
  • Safety Alert: Vehicle Lifts

Consultations

  • Unlimited Fines for Polluters
  • Environmental Permitting Standard Rules: Biogas

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August 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2023
  • Shark Fins Act 2023
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023
  • Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Amendment Regulations 2023
  • Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Exemptions and Modifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2023
  • Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Consultations

  • HSE Cost Recovery in the Energy Sector
  • Occupational Health
  • Permitted Development Rights

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July 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023
  • Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act 2023
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2023

News

  • Safety Alert: Pop-Up Toilets

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June 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023
  • Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

News

  • Retained EU Law

Guidance

  • ICO Publishes New SAR Guidance for Employers

Consultations

  • High Risk Buildings
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Regulations

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May 2023

Standards-related Legislation

There is no long lead time standard-related legislation to report this month.

News

  • Registration of High-Rise Residential Buildings
  • Toolkit for Vexatious Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests

Consultations

  • Increasing Fines for Environmental Offences

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April 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2023
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (Designation of Events and Incidental Provision) Regulations 2023
  • Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill

News

  • Safety Alert: Diacetyl Vapour
  • Asbestos Safety Campaign for Young Workers

Consultations

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants

Focus: Packaging Waste Data Reporting

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March 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Scottish Landfill Tax (Standard Rate and Lower Rate) Order 2023

News

  • Illegal Waste Crack Down
  • Warning of Return to Drought in Summer

Consultations

  • Review of Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Low Carbon Hydrogen Certification Scheme
  • Revision of GB Biocidal Products Regulation

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February 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (Scotland) Regulations 2023
  • Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023
  • Control of Explosives Precursors and Poisons Regulations 2023

News

  • ICO Officers’ Advice to SMEs
  • HSE Extends Lead in Ammunition Consultation Process

Consultations

  • End-of-Life Vehicles
  • Working Hours
  • Ecodesign Requirements for Lighting Products

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January 2023

Standards-related Legislation

  • Nothing to report this month

News

  • Data Transfers to South Korea
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone to be Expanded across London

Guidance

  • Disabled Workers and Workers with Long-Term Health Conditions

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December 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2022
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2022
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) 2022
  • Building (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2022
  • Ammonium Nitrate Materials (High Nitrogen Content) Safety (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2022

News

  • Vehicle Excise Duty for Zero Emission Vehicles from 2025

Consultations

  • Building Safety Levy

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November 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building (Amendment) (Wales) (No.2) Regulations 2022
  • Regulation (EU) 2022/1925 on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act)

News

  • New version of ISO 27001 launched

Consultations

  • Employee monitoring
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies

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October 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

News

  • HSE launches Manual Handling in Construction Campaign
  • Data Protection and Digital Information Bill Postponed

Guidance

  • Fire Safety in Construction

Consultations

  • Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling
  • Hydrogen Transport and Storage

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September 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Beavers (England) Order 2022
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022

News

  • Building Safety Regulator to Require Demonstration of Competence

Consultations

  • Water Fittings

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August 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • There was no relevant standard-related legislation announced in July with an effective date of August onwards.

News

  • UK Publishes Hydrogen Strategy

Consultations

  • Carbon Fuels Recycling

Focus: Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

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July 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building (Scotland) Amendment (Amendment) Regulations 2022
  • Building etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022
  • Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2022

News

  • UK Government Responds to Data Reform Consultation

Consultations

  • Chemicals
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Fire Safety

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June 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 1, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2022
  • Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022
  • Regulation (EU) 2022/692 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
  • Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2022
  • Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (Revocation) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2022 and Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

News

  • GDPR Replacement Announced

Consultations

  • Environmental Targets

Focus: Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

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May 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022
  • Prohibition of Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2022

News

  • Safety Alert: Ear Loop Respirators and Masks

Consultations

  • Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) Business Models
  • Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017

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April 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • There is no lead-time legislation published in the last month that is relevant to the standards

News

  • ICO Issues Replacement for Standard Contractual Clauses

Consultations

  • Packaging Waste Recycling Notes
  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

Focus: Plastic Packaging Tax

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March 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2022
  • Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) Regulations 2022
  • Plastic Packaging Tax (General) Regulations 2022
  • Single-Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

News

  • Third Climate Change Risk Assessment Published
  • Deposit and Return Scheme Postponed Until August 2023

Consultations

  • Gas Safety

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February 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Companies (Strategic Report) (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 2022
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 2022
  • Mines (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

News

  • ISO 27002 Updated

Consultations

  • Cyber Resilience
  • Mandatory Digital Waste Tracking
  • Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer System Reform

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January 2022

Standards-related Legislation

  • Finance Act 2021, Part 2 etc (Plastic Packaging Tax) (Appointed Day) Regulations 2021
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2021
  • Plastic Packaging Tax (Descriptions of Products) Regulations 2021
  • Single-Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
  • Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021
  • Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
  • Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021
  • Smoke-free (Premises, Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Consultations

  • Climate Change Agreements
  • Data Protection

Focus: The Green Gas Support Scheme

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December 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Environment Act 2021
  • Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021

News

  • Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Consultations

  • Single-Use Plastic

Focus: Environment Act 2021

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November 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Listed Buildings (Heritage Partnership Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2021
  • Scheduled Monuments (Heritage Partnership Agreements) (Wales) Regulations 2021
  • Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

News

  • Safety Notice – Wheeled Loading Shovels
  • Climate Change Adaptation Report Published

Consultations

  • Network and Information Systems Regulations Guidance
  • Water Abstraction and Impounding
  • ICO Journalism Code of Practice

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October 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Another quiet month for standard-related legislation

News

  • IPCC Warns of Accelerating Global Warming
  • Facilities at Work Increase by 28%

Consultations

  • Groundwater and Surface Water Discharge Activities
  • Data Protection

Focus: Data Protection Reform Proposals

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September 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Parliament’s summer recess means that there is no new relevant legislation to report on in this month’s issue

News

  • First GDPR Certification Schemes Approved

Consultations

  • Internation Data Transfers
  • CCTV Code of Practice

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August 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Building Safety Bill

News

  • Halogen Light Bulbs to be Phased Out
  • Ban on New Diesel and Petrol HGVs by 2040

Consultations

  • Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Plastic Packaging Tax
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Focus: Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions

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July 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Finance Act 2021 – Plastic Packaging Tax
  • Regulation (EU) 2021/979 amending Annexes VII to XI to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

News

  • UK Adequacy Decision

Consultations

  • Environmental Permitting: Standard Rules No.24
  • Plant Protection Products

Focus: Plastic Packaging Tax

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June 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Fire Safety Act 2021

News

  • UK SCCs to go out for consultation in the summer
  • New UK Plant Passport E-Learning Module

Guidance

  • Health and Safety Executive Guidance on Hand Sanitiser and Surface Disinfectant
  • Health and Safety Executive inspectors to visit fabricated metal businesses

Consultations

  • Control of Asbestos
  • UK product safety review
  • Performance-based policy framework in large commercial and industrial buildings

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May 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

News

  • Covid Spot Checks
  • Revised Climate Change Targets
  • Workplace Exposure Limits

Guidance

  • Control of Asbestos
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Biomass
  • Chemicals

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April 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Low Emission Zones (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) Order 2021
  • Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

News

  • Government Plans Changes to GDPR
  • Safety Alert: Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valves

Guidance

  • COVID: Easing of Restrictions
  • COVID: Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

Consultations

  • Drinks Containers Deposit Return Scheme
  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging
  • Healthcare Waste Permits

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March 2021

Standards-related Legislation

  • Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021
  • Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021

Guidance

  • First Aid

Consultations

  • Chemicals
  • Clean Heat Grant

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