Forthcoming Legislation

Directive (EU) 2020/739 amending Directive 2000/54/EC as regards the inclusion of SARS-CoV-2 in the list of biological agents known to infect humans

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/739
Effective
24 November 2020

An EU Directive has been published amending Directive 2000/54/EC on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work.

Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 3) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1156
Effective
15 August 2019

These regulations amend the Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1004
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that the UK’s domestic system regarding certificates of professional competence continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Town and Country Planning (Car Park D Ebbsfleet International Station) (EU Exit) Special Development Order 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1231
Effective
9 September 2019

This Order grants temporary planning permission for development of land at Ebbsfleet for the stationing and processing of goods vehicles.

Department for Transport (Fees) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1121
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, legislation concerning various Fees Orders in the field of road traffic will be suitably amended.

Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (Appointed Day) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/1282
Effective
27 September 2019

These regulations enable HMRC to publish a notice listing locations as being “RoRo listed”.

International Road Transport Permits (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1204
Effective
21 November 2018 and EU Exit Day

These regulations prohibit an operator from using a UK-registered goods vehicle for transporting goods on an international journey to, in or through a relevant country without an international road transport permit.

Road Vehicles (Registration, Registration Plates and Excise Exemption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1295
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations relate to vehicle registration, vehicle registration plates and exemption from vehicle excise duty for certain vehicles brought temporarily into the UK.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (Charging for the Use of Certain Infrastructure on the Trans-European Road Network) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1352
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of road tolling and user charging continues to operate effectively.

Driving Licences (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SR 2019/194
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations relate to driving licences and address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from Brexit.

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/453
Effective
The section affecting AETR came into effect on 26 March 2019; the second part comes into effect on EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that legislation affecting drivers’ hours and tachographs continues to operate effectively after Brexit.

Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/691
Effective
29 March 2019 (for Part 3) and EU Exit Day (the remaining sections)

These regulations vary the date for commencement of Part 3 of the Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/551
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning compulsory motor insurance continues to operate effectively.

Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/550
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to carbon dioxide emission performance targets for cars and vans continues to operate effectively.

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/596
Effective
Parts 1 and 4: 11 April 2019; Parts 2 and 3: EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation relating to drivers’ hours and tachographs continues to operate correctly.

Licensing of Operators and International Road Haulage (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
2019/708
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation in the field of transportation of passengers and goods between the Member States of the EU/EEA and the UK continues to operate effectively.

Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/846
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation concerning the monitoring and reporting of emissions from, and fuel consumption of, new heavy-duty vehicles continues to operate effectively.

Motor Vehicles (International Motor Insurance Card) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Reference
SI 2020/735
Effective
4 August 2020 and 1 January 2021

These Regulations amend earlier legislation to provide for changes to Green Cards after the end of the transition period.

Regulation (EU) 2020/740 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/740
Effective
1 May 2021

An EU Regulation has been published to update the rules on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters.

Directive 2019/1161/EU amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Reference
Directive (EU) 2019/1161
Effective
2 August 2021

A directive has been published amending the EU’s Clean Vehicle Directive.

Interoperability of electronic road toll systems and cross-border exchange of information on failure to pay road fees

Reference
2019/520
Effective
19 October 2021

An EU directive has been published replacing Directive 2004/52/EC on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems.

Directive (EU) 2020/1057 concerning the posting of drivers in the road transport sector

Reference
Directive (EU) 2020/1057
Effective
2 February 2022

An EU Directive has been published updating the rules on the posting of drivers in the road transport sector to other Member States.

Regulation (EU) 2020/1055 updating earlier legislation on international road haulage

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/1055
Effective
21 February 2022

An EU Regulation has been published to update the rules concerning access to the occupation of road transport operator and to the international road haulage market.

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.

Regulation (EU) 2020/1056 on electronic freight transport information

Reference
Regulation (EU) 2020/1056
Effective
21 August 2024

An EU Regulation has been published on electronic freight transport information.