Environment Bill delayed for the third time

29 January 2021

The Government has decided to further delay completion of its flagship Environment Bill until the next parliamentary session, marking this the third delay since it was launched in 2018.

ODS and F-gas guidance updated

27 January 2021

The Government has updated its guidance on ozone-depleting substances and F-gases to reflect the closure of the window for applying for GB quotas. In addition, it has added guidance on what to do if exports are rejected at an EU border control post.

Defra proposes to list certain chlorinated paraffins as POPs

27 January 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has drafted a proposal to list chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels ≥45% chlorine by weight as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) in Annex A, B or C of the Stockholm Convention.

Rigorous new targets for green building revolution

21 January 2021

All homes and businesses will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption and bills, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced.