consultations

16th April 2019

HSE is consulting on amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

HSE is consulting on amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) which introduces or revises occupational exposure limit values for a number of carcinogens.  The consultation sets out the HSE’s proposals for establishing WELs for the substances contained in the amendment to the Directive, subject to the ongoing negotiations on our relationship with the EU. The consultation proposes to do this by revising the HSE publication “EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits”. Consultation closes 7th June. https://consultations.hse.gov.uk/hse/carcinogens-mutagens-revision-of-limit-values/

8th April 2019

HMRC consultation on tax on energy-saving materials

HMRC is consulting on draft legislation that amends the scope of the reduced rate for energy-saving materials to ensure consistency with EU law.  Consultation closes 3rd May.  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-legislation-vat-reduced-rate-energy-saving-materials-order-2019

15th March 2019

Two DEFRA consultations

DEFRA is consulting on various proposals for a new business energy efficiency scheme focused on small and medium sized enterprises.  Consultation closes 8th May.   https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-efficiency-scheme-for-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-call-for-evidence

 

DEFRA is also consulting on a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS) Balancing System to implement requirements of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. Consultation closes 15th April. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/approvalofpbsproposal/