Forthcoming Legislation

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/428
Effective
21 April 2021

This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/421
Effective
22 April 2021

This Order concerns the imposition of a levy on employers engaged wholly or mainly in the construction industry for the purpose of raising money towards the CITB’s expenses.

Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/422
Effective
4 May 2021

These regulations correct, in relation to Great Britain, an error in the maximum concentration value specified for cadmium.

Directive (EU) 2019/1831 establishing a fifth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values pursuant to Directive 98/24/EC

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1831
Effective
20 May 2021

An EU Directive has been published updating the EU list of indicative occupational exposure limit values.

Directive (EU) 2019/1922 amending Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys as regards aluminium

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1922
Effective
20 May 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the EU’s Toy Safety Directive with regard to aluminium.

Directive (EU) 2019/1929 adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in certain toys, as regards formaldehyde

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1929
Effective
20 May 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the EU’s Toy Safety Directive with regard to the use of formaldehyde.

Directive (EU) 2019/883 on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Reference
Directive 2019/883
Effective
28 June 2021

An EU Directive has been published to replace Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.

Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/2001
Effective
30 June 2021

An EU directive has been published repealing and replacing the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

Fireworks (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/14
Effective
30 June 2021

These regulations amend the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004 with new definitions and restrictions.

Fireworks (Scotland) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/79
Effective
22 March and 30 June 2021

These regulations prohibit the use of fireworks outside of permitted hours in Scotland and restrict the quantity of fireworks that may be supplied at any one time.

Food, Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/66
Effective
15 April and 1 July 2021

These regulations make amendments to domestic food and labelling legislation in Scotland to address matters arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/971
Effective
1 October 2020 and 3 July 2021

These Regulations prohibit persons from supplying or offering to supply plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers in the course of a business.

Directive (EU) 2019/983 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/983
Effective
11 July 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products with EU safety rules

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2019/1020
Effective
16 July 2021

An EU Regulation has been published updating the rules on market surveillance and product safety.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1410 on cosmetic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2017/1410
Effective
23 August 2021

An EU regulation has been published concerning a substance used in certain perfumes.

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021

Reference
2021 asp 6
Effective
25 February and 24 August 2021

This Act seeks to increase the protection given by criminal law for retail workers.

Regulation (EU) 2020/217 amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/217
Effective
9 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published amending and updating the CLP Regulation.

Regulation (EU) 2020/411 amending Directive 2009/45/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships on domestic voyages

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/411
Effective
19 September 2021

An EU Regulation has been published updating the safety rules for passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages.

Food Information (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Reference
SI 2020/80
Effective
1 October 2021

These Regulations concern the display of a list of ingredients on food that is prepacked for direct sale.

Regulation (EU) 2020/2096 amending Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/2096
Effective
1 October 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to amend the REACH Regulation with regard to carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxicant substances.

Food Information (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/70
Effective
1 October 2021

These regulations introduce two new duties in Scotland in respect of pre-packed for direct sale food.

Town and Country Planning (Pre-Application Consultation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/99
Effective
1 October 2021

These regulations amend previous legislation in respect of provisions relating to pre-application consultation.

Food Information (Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020

Reference
WSI 2020/295
Effective
1 October 2021

These regulations require food packaging to include a list of ingredients, including allergen information.

Directive (EU) 2019/1834 amending Directive 92/29/EEC on the minimum health and safety requirements for medical treatment on vessels

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1834
Effective
20 November 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 92/29/EEC on the minimum safety and health requirements for improved medical treatment on board vessels.

Directive (EU) 2019/1832 updating the PPE Directive as regards purely technical adjustments

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1832
Effective
20 November 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 92/29/EEC on the minimum safety and health requirements for improved medical treatment on board vessels.

Directive (EU) 2020/367 amending Directive 2002/49/EC as regards the establishment of assessment methods for harmful effects of environmental noise

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/367
Effective
31 December 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2002/49/EC as regards the establishment of assessment methods for harmful effects of environmental noise.

Regulation (EU) 2021/279 laying down rules for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/848 concerning organic products

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2021/279
Effective
1 January 2022

An EU Regulation has been published laying down detailed rules ensuring traceability and compliance in organic production and the labelling of organic products.

Town and Country Planning (Strategic Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Reference
WSI 2021/360
Effective
28 February 2022

These regulations set out the rules for preparing a strategic development plan.

Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/1182
Effective
1 March 2022

An EU Regulation has been published to update the CLP Regulation.

Tackling road accidents through vehicle design

Reference
COM(2018) 286 final
Effective
2022

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers as regards their general safety.

Directive (EU) 2020/2088 on the labelling of allergenic fragrances in toys

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/2088
Effective
5 July 2022

An EU Directive has been published amending the Toy Safety Directive as regards the labelling of allergenic fragrances.

Directive (EU) 2020/2089 on the prohibition of allergenic fragrances in toys

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/2089
Effective
5 July 2022

An EU Directive has been published amending the Toy Safety Directive as regards the prohibition of allergenic fragrances in toys.

Decision (EU) 2021/377 amending Decision (EU) 2019/436 on harmonised standards for machinery

Reference
Decision (EU) 2021/377
Effective
3 March 2021 and 3 September 2022

An EU Decision has been published on harmonised standards for machinery

Regulation (EU) 2021/418 amending Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2021/418
Effective
30 September 2022

An EU Regulation has been published to amend Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements.

Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Reference
Directive 2019/904
Effective
3 July 2021 and 31 December 2024

An EU Directive has been published concerning the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.