New regulations: June



1 April 2020 


The Scottish Landfill Tax (Standard Rate and Lower Rate) (No. 2) Order 2020 sets the standard rate and lower rate for Scottish landfill tax for disposals on or after 1 April 2020, and replaces an early order which was unable to be approved by the Scottish parliament.


Energy efficiency

 1 April 2020 

Wales | Egland

From 1 April 2020 under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, landlords with “sub-standard” properties assessed at an EPC rating of F and G must improve the property rating to E or register an exemption if they want to continue to let it.



Environmental permitting

15 April 2020 

Wales | Egland

Core guidance for those operating, regulating or interested in facilities that are covered by the environmental permitting regime has been updated. The main changes relate to Chapter 9, on Operator Competence.



16 April 2020 

Wales | Egland

A Natural Capital Committee advice document aims to provide information and recommendations to the UK government on using nature-based interventions to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Pollution prevention and control 

29 April 2020 

Northern Ireland

DAERA has set out details of a district council charging scheme under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013, in relation to permits for Part C activities granted under those regulations.


Environmental permitting

20 March 2020 


The Environment Agency has produced guidance on operator monitoring assessments for environmental permits. It covers the whole process, how the quality of your monitoring procedures will be assessed and what you can do to prepare for them.



Climate change 

16 April 

England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland

The UK government is proposing to extend the Climate Change Agreements scheme by two years through the addition of a new target period. They would also extend certification for reduced rates of Climate Change Levy for participants meeting their obligations to 31 March 2025.


Renewable heat incentive 

28 April 2020 


BEIS is running two consultations around the closure of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive and on the future for low-carbon heat, beyond the Renewable Heat Incentive.

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