February Legislation

Added on: 26/02/2019

February introdcued another round of Brexit legislation with MY Compliance Management reviewing over 640 legislation items and pubslihing another 22 to our legislation updates.

These include:

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations maintain, and make technical fixes to, the elements which will continue to be operable, namely the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions. As well as ensuring transparency over greenhouse gas emissions, MRV will also provide information to allow the implementation of HM Treasury’s ‘Carbon Emissions Tax’ (announced in the 2018 Autumn Budget). The Tax will temporarily replace the lost EU ETS carbon price in a 'No Deal’ scenario, maintaining a carbon pricing policy for industry in an interim period (i.e. from exit day until a long-term alternative is established). However, the substance of this interim carbon pricing policy will be included in a power under the Finance Bill 2018-19, which will be debated by Parliament separately, and does not form part of this instrument.


The Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations amend domestic legislation that implements EU air quality legislation to ensure it continues to be operable after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.


The Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019
These Regulations address deficiencies in Scottish legislation arising as a result of EU Exit, primarily around licensing and enforcement powers for SEPA and environmental standards. The Regulations also correct a number of cross references to EU legislation which require to be amended as a result of EU Exit.


The Driving Licences (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations are made to address failures of existing driving licence legislation in Northern Ireland to operate effectively, and other deficiencies, which would otherwise result from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.


The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
These Regulations amend 12 domestic waste regulations, which implement different European directives related to waste management to ensure that the waste regime can continue to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU.


The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These instruments ensure that EU and UK legislation establishing the regime that controls and enforces the movement, release and marketing of genetically modified organisms will continue to be operable when the UK leaves the European Union.