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Finance Act 2018

This Act, amongst other things, makes provision about landfill tax, including provision for disposals of material elsewhere than at landfill sites to be chargeable. These provisions are only in rel....

Added on: 03/09/2018

New Directives on Waste and Landfill

Two new Directives have been published by the EU changing waste rules:

  • Directive (EU) 2018/851amends the Waste Framework Directive
  • Directive (EU) 2018/850 amends Directive 1999/3....

    Added on: 30/07/2018

The Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018

These Regulations introduce the basis for an integrated framework of environmental authorisations. The purpose of the framework is to integrate the authorisation, procedural and enforcement arrange....

Added on: 30/07/2018

The Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill

This Bill aims to establish the right to breathe clean air and to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales.

It sets out plans to involve Publ....

Added on: 30/07/2018

Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) is the UK's third generation of data protection law and aims to modernise data protection laws to ensure they are effective in the years to come.
Added on: 28/06/2018

Smart Meters Act 2018

The Act deals with three matters related to smart meters and smart metering data.

This Act makes provision for: 

  • The extension of existing powers the Secretary of State has....

    Added on: 28/06/2018

Directive (EU) 2018/852 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

This Directive amends Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste. The Objectives to Council Directive 94/62/EC are updated so that it lays down measures aimed, as a first priority, at prev....

Added on: 28/06/2018

Calendar: Legislation coming into force in May 2018

Dates for your diary of legislation coming into force in May 2018

02/05/18: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018


Added on: 30/04/2018

New Legislation in April

Some of the new legislation that has come into force in April 2018 icludes:

The Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

Added on: 30/04/2018

Calendar: Legislation coming into force in April 2018


  • The Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution (England) Regulations 2018


  • The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) R....

    Added on: 28/03/2018