IATA backs European Digital Covid Certificate as global standard

6 September 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global standard for digital vaccine certificates.

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).

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.

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.

Government launches UK-wide antibody surveillance programme

31 August 2021

Thousands of adults will be given daily free access to antibody tests through a new national surveillance programme launched by the UK Health Security Agency (HSA), to help improve understanding of immunity against Covid-19 from vaccination and infection.

Publication of the draft 18th ATP to the CLP Regulation

26 August 2021

The European Commission has published the draft 18th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation).

HSE consultation on COMAH regs

26 August 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on administrative changes to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH).