Forthcoming Legislation

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1455
Effective
7 February 2022

This Order corrects defects in the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 and in the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2020.

Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1357
Effective
14 February 2022

These Regulations amend the Littering from Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018.

Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2020) Regulations 2022

Reference
SI 2021/62
Effective
15 February 2022

These Regulations form part of the rules for determining the net UK carbon account with respect to 2020.

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1097
Effective
1 October 2021 and 1 January and 1 March 2022

These Regulations make amendments to legislation in Great Britain in the field of ecodesign and energy labelling for energy-related products.

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1095
Effective
1 October 2021 and 1 March 2022

These Regulations, which apply in Great Britain, specify ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears, and energy labelling requirements for light sources.

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2022

Reference
SSI 2021/8
Effective
9 March 2022

This Order adds further descriptions of matters for which the Scottish Ministers may give financial assistance.

Decision (EU) 2021/2053 on eco-management and audit scheme — fabricated metal products manufacturing sector

Reference
Decision (EU) 2021/2053
Effective
25 March 2022

An EU Decision has been published setting out best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the fabricated metal products manufacturing sector.

Decision (EU) 2021/2054 on eco-management and audit scheme — telecommunications and information and communication technologies services sector

Reference
Decision (EU) 2021/2054
Effective
25 March 2022

An EU Decision has been published setting out best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the telecommunications and ICT services sector.

Finance Act 2021, Part 2, etc (Plastic Packaging Tax) (Appointed Day) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1409
Effective
1 April 2022

These Regulations set out the day (1 April 2022) on which the interest and penalties regime in the Finance Act 2009 come into force for the purposes of the plastic packaging tax.

Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
WSI 2021/1470
Effective
1 April 2022

These Regulations prescribe the standard rate, lower rate and unauthorised disposals rate for landfill disposals tax in Wales.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/76
Effective
1 March and 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2022

These Regulations amend earlier legislation regarding payments to owners of plants which generate heat from specified renewable sources.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/85
Effective
1 April 2022

These Regulations create, in Scotland, a Register of Persons holding a controlled interest in land (the RCI).

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Reference
SR 2021/338
Effective
1 April 2022

These Regulations increase the minimum price at which sellers in Northern Ireland are required to charge customers for each carrier bag supplied new from 5p to 25p.

Plastic Packaging Tax (Descriptions of Products) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1417
Effective
1 April 2022

With regard to the Plastic Packaging Tax, these Regulations remove three categories of products from the meaning of “packaging component” and add one.

Limited Liability Partnerships (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 2022

Reference
SI 2021/46
Effective
6 April 2022

These Regulations require certain LLPs to provide climate-related financial disclosures in their strategic report or their energy and carbon report.

Companies (Strategic Report) (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 2022

Reference
SI 2021/31
Effective
6 April 2022

These Regulations require certain companies to provide climate-related financial disclosures in their strategic report.

Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/410
Effective
1 June 2022

These Regulations prohibit, from 1 June 2022 in Scotland, the manufacture and the supply in the course of a business of specified single-use plastic products.

Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/1467
Effective
30 June 2022

These Regulations set out requirements for most charge points which are sold after 30 June 2022.

Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020

Reference
SSI 2020/154
Effective
20 May 2020, 1 January 2021, 1 January 2022 and 1 July 2022

These Regulations provide for the operation of a deposit and return scheme in Scotland with regard to the packaging of certain drinks.

Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021

Reference
SSI 2021/412
Effective
1 January 2022 and 1 January 2023

These Regulations amend the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

Directive (EU) 2020/2184 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/2184
Effective
13 January 2023

An EU Directive has been published to replace the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC).

Regulation (EU) 2020/741 on minimum requirements for water reuse

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/741
Effective
26 June 2023

An EU Regulation has been published setting out the minimum requirements for water reuse.

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.

Sound level of motor vehicles

Reference
540/2014
Effective
1 July 2016, 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2027

An EU regulation has been published on the sound level of motor vehicles.