Classifying portable and industrial batteries

3 September 2021

Guidance on the definitions, criteria and evidence given to classify portable and industrial batteries has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

Scotland ready to trial a four-day week

3 September 2021

According to polling carried out by think tank IPPR Scotland, 88% of working-age people in Scotland would be willing to take part in shorter working time trial schemes set to be piloted by the Scottish government.

New international haulage rules – from 2022

3 September 2021

The Government has now issued advice on preparing for the new rules on transporting goods to or through Europe using cars and trailers, vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

EC set to revise the CLP Regulation

2 September 2021

Since 1 June 2015, one of the main strands of chemical safety legislation in the EU has been Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation) and its numerous amendments.

Framework for land-use planning and hazardous substances

2 September 2021

A non-legislative framework has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to ensure continued co-operation between the Government and devolved administrations in relation to land-use planning around hazardous substances.

Regulating genetic technologies

2 September 2021

A new report published by the Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC) sets out how the UK could take a leading role in shaping regulation to allow innovative and safe products using genetic technologies to be commercialised.