consultations

20th February 2018

EU consultation on ecodesign and energy labelling

The European Commission is consulting on ecodesign and energy labelling on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, televisions, computers and lamps.  Consultation closes 7th May. https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/evaluation-and-review-ecodesign-and-energy-labelling-regulations-energy-labels_en

8th February 2018

Consultation on guidance for offshore decommissioning

DEFRA is consulting on proposed updates to guidance on decommissioning for developers of offshore renewable energy installations. Consultation closes 2nd March. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offshore-renewables-decommissioning-guidance-for-industry-proposed-updates

23rd January 2018

HMRC consultation on changes to landfill regulations

HM Revenue & Customs are consulting on the imposing of secondary legislation to extend Landfill Tax to illegal waste sites and clarify the definition of ‘taxable disposal. Consultation closes 18th February. On 1st April, changes will be made to the Landfill Tax regime, which will affect both permitted and non-permitted sites in England and Northern Ireland: • at sites with the appropriate disposal permit, all material will be within the scope of Landfill Tax unless expressly exempt. • at sites without the appropriate disposal permit, all material will be within the scope of Landfill Tax To make these changes the following legislation will be imposed: • The Landfill Tax (Disposals of Material) Order 2018 • The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018 • The Aggregates Levy (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/landfill-tax-disposals-not-made-at-landfill-sites