UK wide legislation

Legislation updates for November 2018. 

Ship Recycling Facilities

The Ship Recycling (Requirements in relation to Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 1122) make provision in connection with those parts of EU Regulation No 1257/2013 on ship recycling (“the EU Ship Recycling Regulation”) that concern requirements that apply in relation to the construction of a ship, the ship during its working life and its preparation for recycling. The EU Ship Recycling Regulation aims to prevent, reduce and minimise accidents, injuries and other negative effects on human health and the environment when ships are recycled and the hazardous waste they contain is removed.

Published: 29 October 2018


Energy Company Obligation

The Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2018 (SI 2018 No. 1183) applies in Great Britain. It establishes the Energy Company Obligation scheme for the period to 31st March 2022 for the promotion of measures for reducing the cost to individuals of heating their homes. The scheme is administered and enforced by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the “Administrator”). The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

Published: 7 November 2018


Climate Change Agreements (Amendment of Agreements)

The Climate Change Agreements (Amendment of Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 1205) make amendments to agreements made pursuant to the Climate Change Agreement scheme established under Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (c.17), including in consequence of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. These Regulations make amendments to both types of agreements that exist under the scheme, being umbrella agreements (which are agreements between the administrator of the scheme and the sector associations) and underlying agreements (which are between the administrator and operators).

Published: 19 November 2018

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