Forthcoming Legislation

Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/312
Effective
1 June 2020

These regulations impose duties on private landlords of residential premises in England in respect of electrical safety standards.

Merchant Shipping (Life-saving Appliances and Arrangements) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/501
Effective
9 June 2020

These Regulations implement amendments to Chapter III (life-saving appliances and arrangements) in the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea.

Directive (EU) 2018/852 on packaging and packaging waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/852
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Packaging Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Directive (EU) 2018/849 on end-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators, and waste electrical and electronic equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/849
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending various directives as regards improving waste management.

Directive (EU) 2018/851 on waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/851
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Waste Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Directive (EU) 2018/2002 on energy efficiency

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/2002
Effective
25 October 2020

An EU Directive has been published amending the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Directive (EU) 2019/1833 amending the Biological Agents directive as regards purely technical adjustments

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1833
Effective
25 October 2020

An EU Directive has been published updating the EU’s Biological Agents Directive.

Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 amending REACH as regards substances carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2018/1513
Effective
1 November 2020

An EU regulation has been published updating the REACH Regulation as regards certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction.

REACH etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/858
Effective
Immediately before Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) continues to operate effectively.

Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1078
Effective
Immediately before Exit Day

These regulations correct errors in or make amendment to several sets of environmental regulations published to take account of the UK leaving the EU.

REACH etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) (No 3) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1144
Effective
Immediately before EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, current REACH legislation continues to operate effectively.

Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/274
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend the Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/271
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the waste regime in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Reference
SI 2012 No. 3119
Effective
Various dates in 2013, 2019 and 2020

These regulations, which extend to England and Wales, amend the Building Regulations 2010, the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/557
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of pesticides continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Liability etc (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/276
Effective
Parts 1, 2 and 3 on 31 October 2019 and Part 4 on EU Exit Day.

These Regulations aim to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively after Brexit and also implement Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability.

Marine Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/55
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to the marine environment, marine licensing and environmental impact assessments for marine works continues to operate effectively.

Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/720
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning chemical regulation and GMOs continues to operate effectively.

Retained EU Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1281
Effective
Either on or immediately before Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in various sectors continues to operate effectively.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/271
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Northern Ireland on various aspects of waste continues to operate effectively.

Marketing and use of explosives precursors

Reference
COM(2018) 209 final
Effective
2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to replace EU Regulation 98/2013 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors.

Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/696
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of product safety and metrology continues to operate effectively.

Ionising Radiation (Environmental and Public Protection) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/24
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of domestic legislation concerning ionising radiation to take account of the UK leaving the EU.

Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1347
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, current legislation concerning the construction and modification of cableway installations continues to operate effectively.

Merchant Shipping and Other Transport (Environmental Protection) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/311
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning environmental impact assessments for certain transport purposes and legislation on the sulphur content of marine fuels continues to operate effectively.

REACH etc (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/758
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of chemical safety continues to operate effectively.

Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/74
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning air quality continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Legislative Functions from Directives) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1350
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations provide for legislative functions of the European Commission under various environmental directives to be exercisable instead by a public authority in the UK.

Air Quality Standards (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/390
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning air quality continues to operate effectively.

Floods and Water (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/558
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning floods and water continues to operate effectively.

Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/96
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in the field of environmental protection, in particular relating to the regulation of mercury, continues to operate effectively.

Waste (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
WSI 2019/414
Effective
22 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning various aspects of waste disposal continues to operate effectively.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/778
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation on issues relating to the environment, food and rural affairs continues to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/90
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, UK legislation concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continues to operate effectively.

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/114
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation on environmental protection — and specifically that concerning the radioactive contamination of land in Wales — continues to operate effectively.

Construction Products (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/465
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend, in the context of Brexit, retained EU law in relation to the marketing of construction products.

Water (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/112
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning water quality in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Environmental Assessment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/178
Effective
30 June 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Scotland concerning various aspects of the environment continues to operate effectively.

Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment, etc) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/26
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, Scottish legislation in the fields of environmental protection, water, the water industry, waste and bathing waters continues to operate effectively.

Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/456
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of legislation affecting town and country planning in Wales to ensure that it continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/156
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning protection from ionising radiation and shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel continues to operate effectively.

Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/473
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment, wildlife and industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) continues to operate effectively.

Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1093
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of legislation to provide for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/188
Effective
28 February 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of waste continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/458
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment continues to operate effectively

Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1278
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, the Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018 continue to operate effectively.

Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/190
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning GMOs in relation to Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc) (No 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/436
Effective
EU Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation relating to waste and the protection of the environment will continue to operate effectively.

Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/460
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation affecting England and Wales in the field of environmental protection, water and flooding continues to operate effectively.

Planning (Environmental Assessments and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018

Reference
SR 2018/1235
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning various aspects of planning in Northern Ireland continue to operate effectively.

Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/289
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning waste management and air and environmental quality control in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/559
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to wildlife, environmental protection, water resources and pesticides continues to operate effectively.

Planning (Hazardous Substances and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1234
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of town and country planning and infrastructure planning continues to operate effectively.

Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/277
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations address failures of retained EU law in regard to ship recycling to operate effectively in the UK following Brexit.

Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/584
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the environment in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1370
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation related to a range of health and safety issues continues to operate effectively.

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1101
Effective
11 July 2019 and EU Exit Day

These Regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in fields including environmental protection continue to operate effectively.

Environmental Noise (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/247
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in Wales concerning environmental noise continues to operate effectively.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/620
Effective
20 March 2019 and EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of waste continues to operate effectively.

Health and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1377
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation related to a range of health and safety issues continues to operate effectively in Northern Ireland.

Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/289
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning waste management and air and environmental quality control in Northern Ireland continues to operate effectively.

Floods and Water (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/629
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of floods and water continues to operate effectively.

Air Quality (Miscellaneous Amendment and Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1407
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation in the field of air quality continues to operate effectively.

Management of Extractive Waste (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/273
Effective
30 October 2019, apart from Part 3 which comes into force on EU Exit Day

These regulations amend the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and the Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

EU Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)

Reference
COM(2018) 385 final
Effective
1 January 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to extend the LIFE Programme to the period 2021–28

Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Reference
SSI 2019/80
Effective
Seven days after EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the fields of environmental protection, town and country planning, electricity works, and hazardous substances continues to operate effectively in Scotland.

Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Wales) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/89
Effective
22 February 2020 and 22 February 2021

These regulations enforce in Wales certain EU legislation regarding infant formula and follow-on formula.

Directive (EU) 2020/360 amending Directive 2011/65/EU as regards lead in platinised platinum electrodes for certain conductivity measurements

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/360
Effective
1 April 2021

An EU Directive has been published amending the RoHS 2 Directive as regards an exemption for lead in platinised platinum electrodes used for certain conductivity measurements.

Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/153
Effective
8 April 2021

These Regulations prescribe nutritional requirements for food and drink in Scottish schools.

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
Directive (EU) 2019/1831

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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

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.

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) 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.