September 2018: New regulations

The latest guidance, consultations and legislation. 




Comes into force: 12 July 2018

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England

The government has published its anticipated white paper on the future of the relationship between the UK and the European Union after the UK leaves on 29 March 2019.



Comes into force: 24 July 2018


The government has published a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out its planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.



Climate change

Comes into force: 23 May 2018 


The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill will amend the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 by setting revised targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions.



Comes into force: 6 June 2018 


The Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Act 2018 aims to make sure legislation covering subjects devolved to Wales works effectively after the European Communities Act 1972 is revoked and the UK leaves the European Union.



Comes into force: 26 June 2018 

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England

The Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 creates the legal framework for a domestic nuclear safeguards regime to operate in the UK, which will replace the current framework provided by membership of the European Atomic Energy Community (‘Euratom’).  


Energy efficiency

Comes into force: 18 July 2018 


The Draft Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018 will make changes to reporting requirements for quoted companies, and introduces new reporting requirements for large unquoted companies and large limited liability partnerships to annually report on emissions, energy consumption and energy efficiency action.


Energy efficiency

Comes into force: 1 October 2018 

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Revocation and Savings) Order 2018 revokes the CRC Energy Efficiency Order 2013, to essentially end the CRC Scheme subject to certain savings.



Energy efficiency

Comes into force: 26 July 2018 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking evidence on how EPCs currently perform against three key attributes: quality; availability; encouraging action to improve energy efficiency.  

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